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Migration and dynamics: How a leakage of human capital lubricates the engine of economic growth

Gerhard Sorger, Oded Stark and Yong Wang

No 58, University of Tübingen Working Papers in Business and Economics from University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics

Abstract: This paper studies the growth dynamics of a developing country under migration. Assuming that human capital formation is subject to a strong enough, positive intertemporal externality, the prospect of migration will increase growth in the home country in the long run. If the external effect is less strong, there exists at least a level effect on the stock of human capital in the home country. In either case, the home country experiences a welfare gain, provided that migration is sufficiently restrictive. These results, obtained in a dynamic general equilibrium setting, extend and strengthen the results of Stark and Wang (2002) obtained in the context of a static model.

Keywords: Overlapping-generations growth model; Intertemporal human capital externalities; Long-run growth effect of the prospect of migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 I30 J24 J61 O15 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-dge, nep-fdg, nep-hrm and nep-mig
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