The International Mobility Of Talent: Types, Causes, And Development Impact

Hardcover | February 14, 2008

EditorAndres Solimano

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Entrepreneurs, technical experts, professionals, international students, writers, and artists are among the most highly mobile people in the global economy today. These talented elite often originate from developing countries and migrate to industrial economies. Many return home with newideas, experiences, and capital useful for national development, whilst others remain to produce quality goods and services that are useful everywhere in the global economy. The economic potential of globalization is ultimately dependent on the international mobility of highly talented individuals that transfer knowledge, new technologies, ideas, business capacities, and other creative capabilities. Developing countries and advanced economies may both gain from thismobility if it is effectively and smartly managed. This volume, with original contributions from outstanding international experts in the subject, provides a novel analysis of the main determinants and development impact of talent mobility in the global economy.

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Entrepreneurs, technical experts, professionals, international students, writers, and artists are among the most highly mobile people in the global economy today. These talented elite often originate from developing countries and migrate to industrial economies. Many return home with newideas, experiences, and capital useful for nation...

Andres Solimano, a Chilean-Italian national, holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently Regional Advisor at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC). He is also Director of the project on The International Mobility of Talent with the Unite...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:February 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Anthony Shorrocks: Foreword1. Causes and Consequences of Talent MobilityPart I Analytical Perspectives2. Andres Solimano: The International Mobility of Talent and Economic Development: An Overview of Selected Issues3. Anthony P. D'Costa: The International Mobility of Technical Talent: Trends and Development Implications4. Yevgeny Kuznetsov and Charles Sabel: Global Mobility of Talent from a Perspective of New Industrial Policy: Open Migration Chains and Diaspora NetworksPart II Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers5. AnnaLee Saxenian: The International Mobility of Entrepreneurs and Regional Upgrading in India and China6. Kristian Thorn and Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen: International Mobility of Researchers and Scientists: Policy Options for Turning a Drain into a Gain7. Diego F. Angel-Urdinola, Taizo Takeno, and Quentin Wodon: Student Migration to the United States and Brain Circulation: Issues, Empirical Results, and Programmes in Latin America8. Stephen Bach: International Mobility of Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Exchange?9. Tony Addison: The International Mobility of Cultural TalentPart III Additional Topics10. Jean-Marc Coicaud: International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution11. Mario Cervantes and Andrea Goldstein: Talent Mobility in the Global Economy: Europe as a Destination