Migration restrictions and the 'brain drain': The wrong response to an ill-defined problem

Many developing countries are alarmed at the 'brain drain' linked to migration and the loss of skilled personnel. Several receiving countries are re-thinking the recruitment of skilled personnel that lack such human resources. But is restricting migratino an effective response to personnel shortages in the developing world? And is the fear of a 'brain drain' really justified?

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Massimiliano Cali
Research Associate
Massimiliano’s current research focuses on the relation between trade, development and growth on [...]