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The migration of talent – global inequality or global benefits?

Much of the public debate on migration centers on the skill level of migrants. While receiving countries are concerned about low-skilled labor immigration and refugee flows, emigration countries fear that high-skilled workers will increasingly leave the country. Global migration flows … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Clemens on smart policy toward high-skill emigration

IZA World of Labor, the unique online resource for evidence-based policymaking, has now published over 200 articles! The author of the most recent article, Michael A. Clemens (Center for Global Development and IZA), is one of the leading scholars in … Continue reading

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New textbook on the economics of immigration

The Economics of Immigration, by IZA Research Fellows Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University), Nicole B. Simpson (Colgate University) and Madeline Zavodny (Agnes Scott College), was just published by Routledge. Since this topic is high on the IZA agenda, we wanted … Continue reading

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Global Skill Partnership: Regulate skilled migration for global equity

The migration of skilled labor is often seen as unfair, benefiting rich countries (through receiving well-skilled workers to fill labor demands) at the expense of poor ones (who bear the financial burden of education and experience a brain drain of … Continue reading

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Why brain drain can be good for your country

It can be quite costly for a country if the smartest brains move abroad. In the latest IZA interview, Visiting Research Fellow Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara) explains why brain drain can also be beneficial for a … Continue reading

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Where do the brainy Italians go, and why?

Highly educated and skilled Italians take their talent abroad in search of better funds, career opportunities and payoffs. Despite Europe’s attempts to retain ‘brains’, 30,000 Italian researchers leave each year, while only 3,000 qualified scientists go to Italy. It is … Continue reading

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