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The wider economic impacts of high-skilled migrants: a survey of the literature for receiving countries

Nathan, Max (2014) The wider economic impacts of high-skilled migrants: a survey of the literature for receiving countries. IZA Journal of Migration, 3 (4). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2193-9039

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Identification Number: 10.1186/2193-9039-3-4


In recent years, the economics of migration literature has shown a substantial growth in papers exploring host country impacts beyond the labour market. Specifically, researchers have begun to shift their attention from labour market and fiscal changes, towards exploring what we might call ‘the wider effects of migration’ on the production and consumption sides of the economy – and the role of high-skilled migrants in these processes. This paper surveys the emerging ‘wider impacts’ literature, including studies from the US, European and other countries. It sets out some simple, non-technical frameworks, discusses the empirical findings and identifies avenues for future research.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author, licensee Springer
Divisions: Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 15:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:18
Projects: ES/J021342/1
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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