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Externalities from International Labor Migration: Efficacy of a Brain Drain Tax in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

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  • Mehmet Tosun

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    (Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno)

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This paper uses a two-region, two-period overlapping generations model with international labor mobility to examine the efficacy of using tax policy to internalize the externalities created by international labor migration. While a brain drain tax has a substantial limiting effect on labor migration and a small negative effect on per worker growth, it is found to be a viable solution to the negative externality problem. It is also found that the brain-drain tax can raise substantial tax revenue for the SMCs which could be used to enhance human capital in the region.

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Paper provided by University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06-007.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:unr:wpaper:06-007

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Keywords: International labor mobility; brain-drain tax; population aging; overlapping generations; endogenous tax policy; Euro-Mediterranean region;

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  1. Quamrul Ashraf & Oded Galor & Omer Ozak, 2009. "Isolation and Development," Department of Economics Working Papers 2009-04, Department of Economics, Williams College.
  2. Axel B�rsch-Supan & Alexander Ludwig & Joachim Winter, 2005. "Aging, Pension Reform, and Capital Flows: A Multi-Country Simulation Model," DNB Working Papers 065, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
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