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Title:The international mobility of technical talent: Trends and development implications PDF Logo
Authors:D'Costa, Anthony P.
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/143
Abstract:This paper charts the complex dynamics of the movement of technical talent in the world economy and assesses broadly the impact of such mobility on both sending and receiving countries. Based on secondary data and primary information from the Indian and Japanese IT industry, the study presents a global view of the movement of talent and its development and policy implications. By synthesizing disparate data and the multifaceted processes and outcomes of international mobility, the paper examines some of the distributional issues of gains and losses in both sending and receiving countries.
Subjects:international migration
education
government policy
human capital
skills
information services
computer software
JEL:F22
I28
J24
L86
ISBN:9291909270
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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