Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142564
Authors: 
Kancs, d'Artis
Kielyte, Julda
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 01/2010
Abstract: 
This paper examines the potential impacts of East-West migration of talents on the innovative capital and hence the long-run growth prospects in Eastern sending countries. Complementing previous studies, we examine the impact of high skill migration not only on the formation of human capital, but also consider migration's impact on knowledge capital in the sending countries. In line with previous studies we find that in the short- to medium-term high skill migration strictly reduces national innovative capital and hence increases the gap between East and West. However, these effects might be mitigated by factors such as reinforced education of workers, productive investment of remittances, return migration and increased knowledge transfer. Given that the emigration of highly skilled affects human capital differently than knowledge capital, addressing the adverse impacts of the most talented and highly skilled worker emigration efficiently, differentiated policies are required for human capital and knowledge capital.
Subjects: 
International labour migration
skilled workers
growth
human capital
JEL: 
D50
D80
F22
F24
H52
I21
J24
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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