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Does international mobility of high-skilled workers aggravate between-country inequality?

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  • 2011
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  • Journal of Development Economics. - Elsevier BV. - 2011, vol. 95, no. 1, p. 88-94
English This paper analyzes the interaction of international migration of high-skilled labor and relative wage income between source and destination economies of expatriates. We develop an overlapping-generations model with increasing returns which suggests that international integration of the market for skilled labor aggravates between-country inequality by harming those which are source economies to begin with while benefiting host economies. The result is robust to allowing governments to optimally adjust productivity-enhancing investments which could potentially attenuate brain drain. Optimal public investment tends to decrease in response to higher emigration.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales et du management
Department
Département d'économie politique
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
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green
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/322920
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