Discussion Paper Series CDP No 04 / 08 Return Migration as Channel of Brain Gain

  title={Discussion Paper Series CDP No 04 / 08 Return Migration as Channel of Brain Gain},
  author={Karin Mayr and Giovanni Peri},
Recent theoretical and empirical studies have emphasized the fact that the prospect of international migration increases the expected returns to skills in poor countries, linking the possibility of migrating (brain drain) with incentives to higher education (brain gain). If emigration is uncertain and some of the highly educated remain, such a channel may, at least in part, counterbalance the negative effects of brain drain. Moreover, recent empirical evidence seems to show that temporary… CONTINUE READING


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