Globalization, Brain Drain and Development

@article{Docquier2012GlobalizationBD,
  title={Globalization, Brain Drain and Development},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport},
  journal={Development Economics: Macroeconomic Issues in Developing Economies eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
  • F. Docquier, H. Rapoport
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Economics
  • Development Economics: Macroeconomic Issues in Developing Economies eJournal
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 of the brain drain, showing that brain drain (or high-skill) migration is becoming the dominant pattern of international migration and a major aspect of globalization. We then use a stylized growth model to analyze the various channels through which a brain drain affects the sending countries and… Expand
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