Policy Issues

Frédéric Docquier, Hillel Rapoport

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This section evaluates the policy implications of the brain drain. It focuses on policies that specifically address the causes and consequences of the brain drain. In particular, it explores whether sending countries should rethink their education policy in the face of the brain drain, whether immigration policies in receiving countries are at odds with their aid and development policies, and whether international tax cooperation is required (and feasible) in order to allow for a better sharing of the surplus from international skilled migration. Finally, it discusses the likely effects of the current crisis on the future of international skilled migration from developing to developed countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain Drain and Brain Gain
Subtitle of host publicationThe Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191742095
ISBN (Print)9780199654826
StatePublished - 20 Sep 2012

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Publisher Copyright:
© Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti 2012. All rights reserved.


  • Brain drain
  • Developing countries
  • Economic crisis
  • Education policy
  • Highly skilled migration
  • Migration policy
  • Sending countries


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