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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Skill Development and Regional Mobility: Lessons from the Australia-Pacific Technical College - Working Paper 370
June 09, 2014
This paper was updated in March 2015. Developing countries invest in training skilled workers and can lose part of their investment if those workers emigrate.
The WHO Global Code of Practice: A Useful Guide for Recruiting Health Care Professionals? Lessons from Germany and Beyond
June 04, 2014
More and more countries are recruiting doctors and nurses overseas, unleashing global debates on the proper regulation health worker migration. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advanced a “Global Code of Practice” on health worker recruitment.
Why Don't Remittances Appear to Affect Growth? - Working Paper 366
May 19, 2014
While measured remittances by migrant workers have soared in recent years, macroeconomic studies have difficulty detecting their effect on economic growth. We review existing explanations for this puzzle and propose three new ones. First, we offer evidence that a large majority of the recent rise in...
Migration and Development Research Is Moving Far beyond Remittances - Working Paper 365
May 15, 2014
Research on migration and development has recently changed, in two ways. First, it has grown sharply in volume, emerging as a proper subfield. Second, while it once embraced principally rural-urban migration and international remittances, migration and development research has broadened to consider ...
Global Skill Partnerships: A Proposal for Technical Training in a Mobile World
May 02, 2014
Skilled workers emigrate from developing countries in rising numbers, raising fears of a drain on the human and financial resources of the countries they leave. This paper critiques existing policy proposals to address the development effects of skilled migration. It then proposes a new kind of poli...
A Case against Taxes and Quotas on High-Skill Emigration - Working Paper 363
May 01, 2014
Skilled workers have a rising tendency to emigrate from developing countries, raising fears that their departure harms the poor. In response, researchers have proposed a variety of policies designed to tax or restrict high-skill migration. Those policies have been justified on grounds of efficiency—...
Does Development Reduce Migration? - Working Paper 359
March 12, 2014
Basic economic theory suggests that as poor countries get richer, fewer people want to leave. This idea captivates policymakers in international aid and trade diplomacy. But a long research literature and recent data suggest something very different: Over the course of a “mobility transition&r...