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Globalization and Migration: A “Unified Brain Drain” Model

Elise Brezis () and Ariel Soueri

No 2012-15, Working Papers from Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Globalization has led to a vast flow of migration of workers but also of students. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the migration of individuals encompassing decisions already at the level of education. We develop a “unified brain drain” model that incorporates the decisions of an individual vis‐à‐vis both education and migration. In the empirical part, this paper addresses international flows of migration within the EU and presents strong evidence of concentration of students in countries with high-quality education. This phenomenon, as the usual brain drain, has two opposite effects on social mobility

Keywords: Brain drain; Globalization; Higher education; Human capital; Migration; Mobility; Bologna process (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 I23 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012-11
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