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A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (English)

Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6863 MAY 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar; Parsons, Christopher

Modeling the effects of physician emigration on human development (English)

This paper quantifies the effects of physician emigration on human development indicators in developing countries. First, the geographical distribution and evolution of physician brain drain is documented for the period 1991-2004. ... See More +

Working Paper 78738 JUN 22, 2013

Bhargava, Alok; Docquier, Frederic; Moullan, Yasser

Diaspora effects in international migration : key questions and methodological issues (English)

This paper reviews the existing literature on the impact of migrants networks on the patterns of international migration. It covers the theoretical channels at stake in the global effect of the networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5721 JUN 01, 2011

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar

The wage effects of immigration and emigration (English)

Immigrants in Rome or Paris are more visible to the public eye than the Italian or French engineers in Silicon Valley, especially when it comes to the debate on the effects of immigration on the employment and wages of natives in high-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5556 FEB 01, 2011

Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar; Peri, Giovanni

Emigration and democracy (English)

Migration is an important yet neglected determinant of institutions. This paper documents the channels through which emigration affects home country institutions and considers dynamic-panel regressions for a large sample of developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5557 FEB 01, 2011

Docquier, Frederic; Lodigiani, Elisabetta; Rapoport, Hillel; Schiff, Maurice

Diasporas (English)

Migration flows are shaped by a complex combination of self-selection and out-selection mechanisms. In this paper, the authors analyze how existing diasporas (the stock of people born in a country and living in another one) affect the size and human-capital structure of current migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4984 JUL 01, 2009

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar

International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility (English)

This paper examines the relationship between international migration and source country fertility. The impact of international migration on source country fertility may have a number of causes, including a transfer of destination countriesapos; fertility norms and an incentive to acquire more education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4925 MAY 01, 2009

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice

Measuring skilled migration rates : the case of small states (English)

Recent changes in information and communication technologies have contributed to a dramatic increase in the degree of integration and interdependency of countries, markets, and people. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4827 JAN 01, 2009

Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice

A gendered assessment of the brain drain (English)

This paper updates and extends the Docquier-Marfouk data set on inter-national migration by educational attainment. The authors use new sources, homogenize definitions of what a migrant is, and compute gender-disaggregated indicators of the brain drain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4613 MAY 01, 2008

Docquier, Frederic; Lowell, B. Lindsay; Marfouk, Abdeslam

Is migration a good substitute for education subsidies ? (English)

Assuming a given educational policy, the recent brain drain literature reveals that skilled migration can boost the average level of schooling in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4614 MAY 01, 2008

Docquier, Frederic; Faye, Ousmane; Pestieau, Pierre

HIV pandemic, medical brain drain, and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Country-level longitudinal data at three-year intervals over 1990-2004 are used to analyze the factors affecting emigration of physicians from Sub-Saharan countries and the effects of this medical brain drain on life expectancy and number of deaths due to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). ... See More +

Journal Article 77572 MAY 01, 2008

Bhargava, Alok; Docquier, Frederic

Brain drain in developing countries (English)

An original data set on international migration by educational attainment for 1990 and 2000 is used to analyze the determinants of brain drain from developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 77540 MAY 01, 2007

Docquier, Frederic; Lohest, Olivier; Marfouk, Abdeslam

Measuring international skilled migration : a new database controlling for age of entry (English)

Recent data on international migration of skilled workers define skilled migrants by education level without distinguishing whether they acquired their education in the home or the host country. ... See More +

Journal Article 77544 MAY 01, 2007

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Rapoport, Hillel

Brain drain and its determinants : a major issue for small states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between the brain drain and country size, as well as the extent of small statesapos; overall loss of human capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 44263 MAR 01, 2007

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice

The medical brain drain from small states (English)

This paper is concerned with the measurement of the medical brain drain, with a particular focus on the situation of small states. There are no official statistics on the emigration of healthcare staff. ... See More +

Working Paper 44264 MAR 01, 2007

Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice

Measuring skilled emigration rates : the case of small states (English)

The economic policy and debt department of the World Bank launched a research program on economic growth and integration of small states to the World economy, which includes a series of economic growth thematic, regional and case studies. ... See More +

Working Paper 44308 MAR 01, 2007

Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice;

The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: migration, remittances, and the brain drain: a symposium in memory of Riccardo Faini - an introduction; by Jaime de Melo. ... See More +

Publication 47685 JAN 01, 2007

Melo, Jaime de; Faini, Riccardo; Docquier, Frederic; Lohest, Olivier; Marfouk, Abdeslam; Yang, Dean; Choi, HwaJung; Reine, Michel; Rapoport, Hillel;; Roodman, David; Zhang, Xiaobo; Tan, Kong-Yam; Emerson, Patrick M.; Portela Souza, Andre; Stifel, David; Christiaensen, Luc;

International migration, remittances, and the brain drain (English)

Knowledge of the economic effects of migration, especially its impact on economic development, is rather limited. In order to expand knowledge on migration, and identify policies and reforms that would lead to superior development outcomes, this volume presents the results of a first set of studies carried out on the subject. ... See More +

Publication 33988 JAN 01, 2006

Schiff, Maurice [editor]; Ozden, Caglar [editor]; Mora, Jorge; Taylor, J. Edward; Adams, Richar H. jr.,; Yang, Dean; Martinez, Claudia A.; McKenzie, David J.; Docquier, Frederic; Marfouk, Abdeslam; Chellaraj, Gnanaraj; Maskus, Keith E.; Mattoo, Aaditya

Measuring the international mobility of skilled workers (1990-2000) : release 1.0 (English)

Until recently, there has been no systematic empirical assessment of the economic impact of the brain drain. Despite many case studies and anecdotal evidence, the main reason for this seems to be the lack of harmonized international data on migration by country of origin and education level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3381 AUG 01, 2004

Docquier, Frederic; Marfouk, Abdeslam

Skilled migration: the perspective of developing countries (English)

The authors focus on the consequences of skilled migration for developing countries. They first present new evidence on the magnitude of migration of skilled workers at the international level and then discuss its direct and indirect effects on human capital formation in developing countries in a unified stylized model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3382 AUG 01, 2004

Docquier, Frederic; Rapoport, Hillel

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A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6863 Policy Research Working Paper
Modeling the effects of physician emigration on human development (English)
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JUN 22, 2013 78738 Working Paper
Diaspora effects in international migration : key questions and methodological issues (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5721 Policy Research Working Paper
The wage effects of immigration and emigration (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5556 Policy Research Working Paper
Emigration and democracy (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5557 Policy Research Working Paper
Diasporas (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4984 Policy Research Working Paper
International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4925 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring skilled migration rates : the case of small states (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 WPS4827 Policy Research Working Paper
A gendered assessment of the brain drain (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4613 Policy Research Working Paper
Is migration a good substitute for education subsidies ? (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4614 Policy Research Working Paper
HIV pandemic, medical brain drain, and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 77572 Journal Article
Brain drain in developing countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 77540 Journal Article
Measuring international skilled migration : a new database controlling for age of entry (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 77544 Journal Article
Brain drain and its determinants : a major issue for small states (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 44263 Working Paper
The medical brain drain from small states (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 44264 Working Paper
Measuring skilled emigration rates : the case of small states (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 44308 Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 47685 Publication
International migration, remittances, and the brain drain (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 33988 Publication
Measuring the international mobility of skilled workers (1990-2000) : release 1.0 (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3381 Policy Research Working Paper
Skilled migration: the perspective of developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3382 Policy Research Working Paper