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Brain Drained: A Tale of Two Countries

Dan Ben-David ()

No 6717, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: This paper provides a comparative examination of how public universities in two countries, the United States and Israel, have evolved over the past few decades - and how differences between the two have culminated in a rate of academic brain drain from the latter to the former that is unparalleled in the western world. The number of Israelis in the top 40 American departments in physics, chemistry, philosophy, computer science and economics, as a percentage of their remaining colleagues in Israel, is over twice the overall academic emigration rates (at all levels) from European countries. Signs of what is currently occurring in Israel have already begun to appear in other developed countries as well, though on a completely different scale - still - making the country an important case study that other countries should study, understand and prepare against a similar eventuality.

Keywords: brain drain; higher education; migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A11 F22 H52 H83 I23 J31 J61 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-hrm and nep-mig
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