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The International Mobility of Talent

Types, Causes, and Development Impact

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 new ideas, 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 this mobility 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.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Causes and Consequences of Talent Mobility
    Andrés Solimano
  2. Part I: Analytical Perspectives
    2. The International Mobility of Talent and Economic Development: An Overview of Selected Issues
    Andrés Solimano
    More Working Paper | The International Mobility of Talent and its Impact on Global Development
  3. Part I: Analytical Perspectives
    3. The International Mobility of Technical Talent: Trends and Development Implications
    Anthony P. D’Costa
    More Working Paper | The International Mobility of Technical Talent
  4. Part I: Analytical Perspectives
    4. Global Mobility of Talent from a Perspective of New Industrial Policy: Open Migration Chains and Diaspora Networks
    Yevgeny Kuznetsov and Charles F. Sabel
    More Working Paper | Global Mobility of Talent from a Perspective of New Industrial Policy
  5. Part II: Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers
    5. The International Mobility of Entrepreneurs and Regional Upgrading in India and China
    AnnaLee Saxenian
    More Working Paper | International Mobility of Engineers and the Rise of Entrepreneurship in the Periphery
  6. Part II: Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers
    6. International Mobility of Researchers and Scientists: Policy Options for Turning a Drain into a Gain
    Kristian Thorn and Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen
    More Working Paper | International Mobility of Researchers and Scientists
  7. Part II: Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers
    7. Student Migration to the United States and Brain Circulation: Issues, Empirical Results and Programmes in Latin America
    Diego F. Angel-Urdinola, Taizo Takeno and Quentin Wodon
  8. Part II: Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers
    8. International Mobility of Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Exchange?
    Stephen Bach
    More Working Paper | International Mobility of Health Professionals
  9. Part II: Case Studies: Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Students, Health Professionals, and Cultural Workers
    9. The International Mobility of Cultural Talent
    Tony Addison
    More Working Paper | The International Mobility of Cultural Talent
  10. Part III: Additional Topics
    10. International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution
    Jean-Marc Coicaud
    More Working Paper | International Organizations as a Profession
  11. Part III: Additional Topics
    11. Talent Mobility in the Global Economy: Europe as a Destination
    Mario Cervantes and Andrea Goldstein
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Endorsements

'The International Mobility of Talent brings together the best research in this critically important subject, identifying the roles of creativity, knowledge, ideas, and skills that go beyond trade and capital as the movers of economic development.' - Richard Florida, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, author of The Rise of the Creative Class

'Andrés Solimano has skilfully edited the contributions of many experts to present a comprehensive analysis of one of the least examined dimensions of globalization. This important work examines the international mobility of talented individuals and the way that they disseminate ideas as they move from country to country, which in turn impact on economies in both the developed and the developing world.' - David Parrish, International Management Consultant and Trainer: davidparrish.com

'This is the highest talent writing about the mobility of talent, now a subject central to development. This book deserves a warm welcome.' - Alice H. Amsden, Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy, MIT