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Is the Brain Drain Good for Africa?

William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko

in Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382433
eISBN:
9780199852352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382433.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

As this chapter emphasizes, personal incentives are stacked in favor of emigration in many of the African countries that have outflows of skilled labor. The discussion provides some remarks on the ... More


Sojourns and Software: Internationally Mobile Human Capital and High-Tech Industry Development in India, Ireland, and Israel

Devesh Kapur and John McHale

in From Underdogs to Tigers: The Rise and Growth of the Software Industry in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and Israel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275601
eISBN:
9780191705823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275601.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter analyzes the role of international flows of human capital in the growth of the software industry in the 3Is. Although skilled emigration is usually seen in such threatening ‘brain drain’ ... More


Causes and Consequences of Talent Mobility

Andrés Solimano

in The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199532605
eISBN:
9780191714627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter takes a fresh look at the topic of international mobility examining talented and highly educated individuals. It highlights the potential of ‘brain circulation’ embedded in the greater ... More


Skilled Immigration: The Perspective of Developing Countries

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382433
eISBN:
9780199852352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382433.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the Bhagwati tax and other issues concerning the impact of out-migration of the skilled. It provides a survey of 40 years of research on skilled out-migration. The chapter cites ... More


International Mobility of Researchers and Scientists: Policy Options for Turning a Drain into a Gain

Kristian Thorn and Lauritz B. Holm‐Nielsen

in The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199532605
eISBN:
9780191714627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

High demand for researchers and scientists has led to an increase in skilled migration in recent years. The chapter focuses on improving our understanding of the push and pull factors affecting the ... More


Finding Talent

Clair Brown and Greg Linden

in Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013468
eISBN:
9780262258654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013468.003.0088
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter closes in on the talent crisis with regards to the US chip industry. Through the globalization of the supply chain as well as the job loss to lower cost foreign engineers, high-tech ... More


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