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Skilled migration: the perspective of developing countries

  • Frederic Docquier

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    (National Fund for Economic Research and IRES Universite Catholique de Louvain)

  • Hillel Rapoport

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    (Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, and EQUIPPE, Universites de Lille)

This chapter focuses on the effects of skilled migration on developing countries. We first present new evidence on the magnitude of the "brain drain" at the international level. Using a stylized model of education investment in a context of migration, we then survey the theoretical and empirical brain drain literature in a unified framework. Finally we use a particular specification of the model to discuss a number of policy issues from the perspective of developing countries.

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Paper provided by Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London in its series CReAM Discussion Paper Series with number 0710.

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