Brain Drain and Human Capital Formation in Developing Countries: Winners and Losers

@article{Docquier2008BrainDA,
  title={Brain Drain and Human Capital Formation in Developing Countries: Winners and Losers},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation},
  year={2008}
}
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 to human capital and foster investment in education at home. This paper takes advantage of a new dataset on emigration rates by education level (Docquier and Marfouk, 2006) to examine the impact of brain drain migration on human capital formation in developing countries. We find evidence of a positive… Expand
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