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Skilled Immigrants' Contribution to Productive Efficiency

Daehoon Nahm () and Max Tani
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Daehoon Nahm: Macquarie University, Sydney

No 8326, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: 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 J24 J6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2014-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-hrm, nep-int, nep-lab and nep-mig
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Published - published in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 2015, 20, 594–612

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