Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142572
Authors: 
Kancs, d'Artis
Ciaian, Pavel
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 10/2010
Abstract: 
In 2009 the EU adopted a new migration policy instrument - the Blue Cards (BC) - for attracting highly skilled workers to the EU. The present paper examines the potential impacts, which BC may cause on the less developed sending countries (LDC). According to the adopted framework of innovative capital, the BC will reduce human capital in LDC. In addition, BC will also have a negative impact on knowledge capital. These findings suggest that the BC is not coherent with the EU’s development policy. Without appropriate policy responses, BC fade the developing country growth prospects away. In order to address the skill drain issues, we propose and examine alternative migration policy options for the LDC.
Subjects: 
African sending countries
high-skill migration
EU Blue Cards
innovative capital
economic growth
LDC
JEL: 
F02
F22
J24
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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