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Migration of Highly Skilled Persons From Developing Countries: Impact and Policy Responses

Allan Findlay and B. Lindsay Lowell

Working Papers from eSocialSciences

Abstract: The synthesis report prepared by Professors Lowell and Findlay addresses the issues of the impact of high skilled emigration on developing countries, and the policy mixes and options available to both receiving and sending countries to harness its benefits. The study argues that the feedback or indirect effects of skilled migration can often outweigh any initial negative impacts on developing countries. The challenge is to maximize these benefits through appropriate policies relating to encouraging return migration, retention of manpower, tapping diaspora networks, and productive utilization of remittances. The paper highlights the role that receiving countries can play in the process.

Keywords: impact; highly skilled emigration; emigrants; developing countries; policy mix; sending country; receiving country; developing country; migration; return migration; remittance; diaspora (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-07
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