IZA DP No. 2873: Skilled Migration: The Perspective of Developing Countries
published in: J. Baghwati and G. Hanson (eds.), Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems and Policies, Oxford University Press, 2009
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.