Brain Drain and Brain Gain. The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants
Edited by Tito Boeri, Herbert Brücker, Frédéric Doquier, and Hillel Rapoport
Oxford University Press
The book includes the reports of the XI European FRDB Conference. The Conference was held in Pisa on May 2009. SummaryThe worldwide race to attract talents is getting tougher. The US has been leading the race, with its ability to attract PhD candidates and graduates not only from emerging countries, but also from the European Union. However, a growing number of countries have adopted immigration policies specifically aimed at selecting and attracting skilled workers. This book describes the global competition to attract talents. It focuses in particular on two phenomena: the brain gain and brain drain associated with high-skilled migration.
- Provides an overview of selective immigration policies in the main destination countries
- Focuses on skilled migration with particular attention to the upper segment of the skill distribution (scientists, PhD students)
- Presents existing international data as well as the original results of data sources specifically assembled for this study
- Summarises recent literature that views brain drain as a beneficial phenomenon for sending countries