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Brain drain and economic growth: theory and evidence
We focus on the impact of migration prospects on human capital formation and growth in a small, open developing economy. We assume that agents are heterogeneous in skills and take their educationalExpand
International migration by educational attainment, 1990-2000
For the last few years, the pace of international migration has accelerated. According to the United Nations (2002), the number of international migrants increased from 154 million to 175 millionExpand
Brain Drain and Human Capital Formation in Developing Countries: Winners and Losers
The brain drain has long been viewed as a serious constraint on poor countries development. However, recent theoretical literature suggests that emigration prospects can raise the expected return toExpand
Globalization, Brain Drain and Development
This paper reviews four decades of economics research on the brain drain, with a focus on recent contributions and on development issues. We first assess the magnitude, intensity and determinants ofExpand
The Economics of Migrants' Remittances
This chapter reviews the recent theoretical and empirical economic literature on migrants' remittances. It is divided between a microeconomic section on the determinants of remittances and aExpand
Emigration and Democracy
International migration is an important determinant of institutions, not considered so far in the development literature. Using cross-sectional and panel estimation for a large sample of developingExpand
Measuring the International Mobility of Skilled Workers (1990-2000): Release 1.0
Until recently, there has been no systematic empirical assessment of the economic impact of the brain drain. Despite many case studies and anecdotal evidence, the main reason for this seems to be theExpand
A Global Assessment of Human Capital Mobility: The Role of Non-Oecd Destinations
Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. This paper presents, for theExpand
A Gendered Assessment of Highly Skilled Emigration
Although women form a large and increasing proportion of international migrants, women's mobility has generally been overlooked in the literature. Quantifying and characterizing female migrationExpand
Brain Drain and Inequality Across Nations
  • F. Docquier
  • Economics
  • SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 1 November 2006
Is the brain drain a curse or a boon for developing countries? This paper reviews what is known to date about the magnitude of the brain drain from developing to developed countries, its determinantsExpand