EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Brain Drain, R&D-Cost Differentials and the Innovation Gap

Fabio Mariani ()

No 2008031, Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) from Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES)

Abstract: This paper aims at explaining why countries with comparable levels of education still experience notable differences in terms of R&D and innovation. High skilled migration, ultimately linked to differences in R&D costs, might be responsible for the persitence of such a gap. In fact, in a model where human capital accumulation and innovation are strategic complements, we show that allowing labor outflows may strenghthen educational incentives in the lagging economy if migration is probabilistic in nature, but at the same time reduces the share of innovative production. Income (growth) might be consequently affected, and a positive migration chance is very unlikely to act as a substitute for educational subsidies.

Keywords: Education; Brain Drain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 I2 J24 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22
Date: 2008-09-01
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://sites.uclouvain.be/econ/DP/REL/2008031.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Brain Drain, R&D-Cost Differentials and the Innovation Gap (2008) Downloads
Working Paper: Brain drain, R&D-cost differentials and the innovation gap (2008) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ctl:louvre:2008031

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) from Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) Place Montesquieu 3, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sebastien SCHILLINGS ().

 
Page updated 2021-08-01
Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvre:2008031