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The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact

The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact

by Andres Solimano


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199532605
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Andrés 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 United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Finland and UN-ECLAC in Santiago. Formerly Country Director at the World Bank in Washington DC and Executive Director for Chile and Ecuador on the Boards of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and affiliated institutions, he has published numerous books and authored articles on growth, development, globalization, economic reform, income distribution, international migration, and macroeconomics in professional journals and the media.

Table of Contents

List of Figures     vii
List of Tables     ix
List of Boxes     xi
Notes on Contributors     xii
Foreword     xvii
Acknowledgements     xix
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations     xx
Causes and Consequences of Talent Mobility   Andres Solimano     1
Analytical Perspectives
The International Mobility of Talent and Economic Development: An Overview of Selected Issues   Andres Solimano     21
The International Mobility of Technical Talent: Trends and Development Implications   Anthony P. D'Costa     44
Global Mobility of Talent from a Perspective of New Industrial Policy: Open Migration Chains and Diaspora Networks   Yevgeny Kuznetsov   Charles Sabel     84
Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers
The International Mobility of Entrepreneurs and Regional Upgrading in India and China   AnnaLee Saxenian     117
International Mobility of Researchers and Scientists: Policy Options for Turning a Drain into a Gain   Kristian Thorn   Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen     145
Student Migration to the United States and Brain Circulation: Issues, Empirical Results, and Programmes in Latin America   Diego F. Angel-Urdinola   Taizo Takeno   Quentin Wodon     168
International Mobility of Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Exchange?   Stephen Bach     202
The International Mobility of Cultural Talent   Tony Addison     236
Additional Topics
International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution   Jean-Marc Coicaud     263
Talent Mobility in the Global Economy: Europe as a Destination   Mario Cervantes   Andrea Goldstein     298
Index     338

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