Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149290
Authors: 
Pekkala, Sari
Kerr, William R.
Özden, Caglar
Parsons, Christopher
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6203
Abstract: 
The global distribution of talent is highly skewed and the resources available to countries to develop and utilize their best and brightest vary substantially. The migration of skilled workers across countries tilts the deck even further. Using newly available data, we first review the landscape of global talent mobility, which is both asymmetric and rising in importance. We next consider the determinants of global talent flows at the individual and firm levels and sketch some important implications. Third, we review the national gatekeepers for skilled migration and broad differences in approaches used to select migrants for admission. Looking forward, the capacity of people, firms, and countries to successfully navigate this tangled web of global talent will be critical to their success.
Subjects: 
migration
talent
diaspora
JEL: 
F15
F22
J15
J31
J44
L14
L26
O31
O32
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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