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The Political Economy of Skilled Immigration

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter analyses the drivers of individual attitudes towards skilled immigration, looking at how preferences towards overall and skilled immigration change depending on the relative skill ... More


Theory, Evidence, and Implications

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews the channels through which skilled emigration can affect the source countries. Recent literature suggests that remittances, return migration, diaspora externalities, and network ... More


Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Tito Boeri, Herbert Brücker, Frédéric Docquier, and Hillel Rapoport (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This volume reviews the most recent research on brain drain and brain gain, producing new original results by the means of data sources specifically assembled for this study, and addressing several ... More


Introduction

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

The chapter briefly describes the rate of growth of international migration, arguing that the most rapidly growing segment is the migration of skilled workers from developing to industrialized ... More


Introduction

Tito Boeri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

The worldwide race to attract talents is getting tougher. So far the winner has been the USA, attracting PhD candidates and graduates not only from emerging countries, but also from the EU. However, ... More


Global Trends in Highly Skilled Immigration 1

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of highly skilled migration into developed countries. In particular, it looks at the balance of highly skilled migration within the OECD and between the OECD ... More


The Determinants of Highly Skilled Migration: Evidence from OECD Countries 1980–2005

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

The goal of this chapter is to analyse how geographical, legal, institutional, and economic factors affect the scale of immigration and the skill composition of the immigrant population. A ... More


Selecting the Highly Skilled: An Overview of Current Policy Approaches

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter provides a brief overview of skill‐selective immigration policies in the main destination countries and of the major shifts in these policies that have been recently observed. First, it ... More


Can the Battle for Brains Turn into a Tragedy of the Commons?

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

It is likely that countries which have so far played only a limited role in the Battle for Brains will shift towards the adoption of selective immigration policies, as these can effectively influence ... More


The Size of the Brain Drain

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter first provides a quantitative assessment of the evolution and spatial distribution of the brain drain using updated data on emigration rates to the OECD by educational attainment. In ... More


Highly Skilled Migration to the European Union and the United States

Metka Hercog and Anja Wiesbrock

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores how European countries can improve their position in the international competition for talent. It examines existing frameworks on highly skilled migration in three EU ... More


Introduction

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

The chapter briefly describes recent trends in international migration, with a particular focus on highly skilled workers. It argues that although highly skilled workers are more internationally ... More


Conclusions

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter summarizes the changes in immigration policies and the main trends in highly skilled immigration, such as the incremental shifts towards more skill‐selective immigration policies and the ... More


An Emerging Trend in Arab Migration: Highly Skilled Arab Females in the GCC Countries

Françoise De Bel-Air

in Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190608873
eISBN:
9780190848484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608873.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The growing share of skilled and highly-skilled, often unmarried, young Arab women immigrating to the GCC is generally un-documented. Shedding some light on this population, therefore, will not only ... More


The Effects of Brain Gain on Growth, Investment, and Employment: Evidence from OECD Countries, 1980–2005

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the impact of the immigration of highly educated workers on employment, productivity, and capital accumulation in the recipient countries, to see whether the presumed positive ... More


Managing Guest Workers

Philip Martin, Manolo Abella, and Christiane Kuptsch

in Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109047
eISBN:
9780300129960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109047.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter shows how economic instruments can align the rights and obligations of employers and migrants to keep guest worker programs truer to their purpose. It further explains how to minimize ... More


Migration and career stories: work in an age of mobility

A. James Hammerton

in Migrants of the British Diaspora Since the 1960s: Stories From Modern Nomads

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116574
eISBN:
9781526128409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116574.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter drills down more deeply into the role of work and career at a time when changing motivations, like adventure and lifestyle, were beginning to dominate the migration landscape. Material ... More


Migration Channels and the Shaping of Immigrant Ethno-Scapes

Gracia Liu-Farrer

in Immigrant Japan: Mobility and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748622
eISBN:
9781501748646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748622.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explains that migration is a collective action orchestrated by different actors, both human and nonhuman, that either facilitate or hamper mobility. It presents the demographic and ... More


Immigration Wave: Soviet Jew Exodus

Assaf Razin

in Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037341
eISBN:
9780262344234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037341.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The disunion of the Soviet Union and the destruction of communism in the USSR 1987-1991 triggered the recent emigration wave of Soviet Jews to various parts of the world, primarily to Israel. The ... More


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