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Skilled immigrants' contribution to productive efficiency

Deahoon Nahm and Max Tani

Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 2015, vol. 20, issue 4, 594-612

Abstract: This paper studies whether skilled migrants contribute to the host country's ‘productive efficiency’ (Farrell 1957) using input–output and immigration sectoral data for 7 industries in 12 countries during the period 1999–2001. We find that skilled migrants contribute positively to a country's productive efficiency with the exception of the finance sector. The results broadly support the adoption of skill-biased migration policies.

Date: 2015
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