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`Brain drain' without migration: Capital market integration and capital-skill complementarities


  • Yasuhiro Sato

    () (Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)

  • Kristian Behrens

    () (CORE, Universite Catholique de Louvain)


We analyze the impacts of capital market integration on the skill composition of labor, using a framework in which heterogeneous agents decide to invest in the acquisition of skills and where production exhibits increasing returns in the available skill range (i.e., capital-skill complementarity).

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  • Yasuhiro Sato & Kristian Behrens, 2006. "`Brain drain' without migration: Capital market integration and capital-skill complementarities," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 18(2), pages 1-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06r10001

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    JEL classification:

    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business


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