Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167494
Authors: 
Azarnert, Leonid V.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6508
Abstract: 
This article analyzes the effect of migration from a less advanced economy to a more advanced economy on economic growth. The analysis is performed in a two-country growth model with endogenous fertility, in which congestion diseconomies are incorporated. The model shows that out-migration increases fertility and reduces human capital in the source economy. At the same time, in-migration reduces fertility and can increase or decrease the average level of human capital in the host economy. I show how migration affects the inter-temporal evolution of human capital in the world economy. I also demonstrate that a tax imposed on immigrants in the host economy can increase human capital accumulation in the receiving and sending economies and the world as a whole.
Subjects: 
migration
congestion diseconomies
fertility
human capital
growth
brain drain
brain dilution tax
JEL: 
D30
F22
J10
O00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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