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Policy Issues

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742095 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0013
Policy Issues

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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.

Keywords: brain drain; migration policy; education policy; highly skilled migration; economic crisis; developing countries; sending countries

Chapter.  5117 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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