Skilled Immigrants' Contribution to Productive Efficiency
Daehoon Nahm () and
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Daehoon Nahm: Macquarie University, Sydney
No 8326, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
This paper studies whether skilled migrants contribute to the host country's 'productive efficiency' (Farrell, 1957) using input-output and immigration sectoral data for seven industries in twelve 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.
Keywords: highly skilled migration; human capital; productive efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 F2 F66 J6 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-hrm, nep-int, nep-lab and nep-mig
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Published in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 2015, 20, 594–612
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