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dc.contributor.authorKuhn, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorMcAusland, Carolen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:32:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:32:56Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080723139en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35046-
dc.description.abstractWe consider the welfare effects of skilled worker emigration in a context where skilled labor plays a role in product design. We show such emigration can benefit the residents left behind, even when consumers' tastes exhibit a form of home bias. This is because emigration improves the design of goods designed by skilled emigrants but consumed in the sending country. In contrast to existing models of beneficial brain drain, our results do not require agglomeration economies, education-related externalities, remittances, return migration, or an emigration lottery. Instead, they are driven purely by differences in market size that induce skilled emigrants to design better products abroad than at home.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3602en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBrain drainen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational labor migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordproduct qualityen_US
dc.subject.stwBrain Drainen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktdesignen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwImporten_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleConsumers and the brain drain: product design and the gains from emigrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn573773017en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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