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Authors: 
Docquier, Frédéric
Rapoport, Hillel
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics 2009-25
Abstract: 
Most of the recent literature on the effects of the brain drain on source countries consists of theoretical papers and cross-country empirical studies. In this paper we complement the literature through three case studies on very different regional and professional contexts: the African medical brain drain, the exodus of European researchers to the United States, and the contribution of the Indian diaspora to the rise of the IT sector in India. While the three case studies concern the very upper tail of the skill and education distribution, their effects of source countries are contrasted: clearly negative in the case of the exodus of European researchers, clearly positive in the case of the Indian diaspora's contribution to putting India on the IT global map, and mixed in the case of the medical brain drain out of Africa.
Subjects: 
Brain drain
International migration
African medical brain drain
European brain drain
Indian diaspora
JEL: 
F22
J24
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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