Reference : Brain Drain and LCD's Growth: Winners and Losers
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Business & economic sciences : International economics
Brain Drain and LCD's Growth: Winners and Losers
Beine, Michel mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Docquier, Frédéric [> >]
Rapoport, Hillel [> >]
Economic Journal
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[en] Brain drain ; Human capital ; developing countries
[en] Using new data on emigration rates by education level, we examine the impact of brain drain
migration on human capital formation in developing countries. We find evidence of a positive effect
of skilled migration prospects on gross human capital formation in a cross-section of 127 countries.
For each country of the sample we then estimate the net effect of the brain drain using counterfactual
simulations. Countries combining relatively low levels of human capital and low emigration
rates are shown to experience a beneficial brain drain , and conversely, there are more losers than
winners, and the former tend to lose relatively more than what the latter gain.

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