Institutional Development : Skill Transference Through a Reversal of “Human Capital Flight” or Technical Assistance

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We examine the issue of technical assistance versus brain drain repatriation as alternative strategies for transferring scarce skills to a skill-poor economy. Technical assistance relies mainly on expatriate skills and labor from the host country, while brain drain repatriation seeks to effect a return of skills that might have been lost in migration. We show that, even in the simplest setting with imperfect information, a surprisingly rich menu of responses is obtained.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/89

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451952384/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0891997

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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