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A Theory of Brain Drain and Public Funding for Higher Education in the United States

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  • Felicia Ionescu
  • Linnea A. Polgreen

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  • Felicia Ionescu & Linnea A. Polgreen, 2009. "A Theory of Brain Drain and Public Funding for Higher Education in the United States," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 517-521, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:99:y:2009:i:2:p:517-21
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.2.517
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    1. Miyagiwa, Kaz, 1991. "Scale Economies in Education and the Brain Drain Problem," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 32(3), pages 743-759, August.
    2. Ronald A. Wirtz, 2003. "Plugging the brain drain," Fedgazette, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, issue Jan, pages 1-3,5.
    3. James G. Strathman, 1994. "Migration, Benefit Spillovers and State Support of Higher Education," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 31(6), pages 913-920, June.
    4. Yolanda K. Kodrzycki, 2001. "Migration of recent college graduates: evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth," New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, pages 13-34.
    5. Rauch James E., 1993. "Productivity Gains from Geographic Concentration of Human Capital: Evidence from the Cities," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 380-400, November.
    6. Borjas, George J. & Bronars, Stephen G. & Trejo, Stephen J., 1992. "Self-selection and internal migration in the United States," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 159-185, September.
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    Cited by:

    1. Rosalind S Hunter, 2009. "The Elite Brain Drain," Working Papers id:2048, eSocialSciences.
    2. RosalindS. Hunter & Andrew J. Oswald & Bruce G. Charlton, 2009. "The Elite Brain Drain," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 119(538), pages 231-251, June.
    3. repec:bla:rgscpp:v:9:y:2017:i:1:p:7-23 is not listed on IDEAS

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    JEL classification:

    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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