Elise S. Brezis

Professor of Economics


Curriculum vitae



Head, Israel Macroeconomic Forum


Department of Economics

Bar-Ilan University, Israel



Brain drain and development traps


Journal article


Jean-Pascal Bénassy, Elise S. Brezis
Journal of Development Economics, vol. 102, Elsevier, 2013 May, pp. 15-22


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Bénassy, J.-P., & Brezis, E. S. (2013). Brain drain and development traps. Journal of Development Economics, 102, 15–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2012.11.002


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Bénassy, Jean-Pascal, and Elise S. Brezis. “Brain Drain and Development Traps.” Journal of Development Economics 102 (May 2013): 15–22.


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Bénassy, Jean-Pascal, and Elise S. Brezis. “Brain Drain and Development Traps.” Journal of Development Economics, vol. 102, Elsevier, May 2013, pp. 15–22, doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2012.11.002.


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@article{b2013a,
  title = {Brain drain and development traps},
  year = {2013},
  month = may,
  institution = {},
  issue = {},
  journal = {Journal of Development Economics},
  pages = {15-22},
  publisher = {Elsevier},
  volume = {102},
  doi = {10.1016/j.jdeveco.2012.11.002},
  author = {Bénassy, Jean-Pascal and Brezis, Elise S.},
  month_numeric = {5}
}

Abstract

This paper links the two fields of “development traps” and “brain drain”. We construct a model which integrates endogenous international migration into a simple growth model. As a result the dynamics of the economy can feature some underdevelopment traps: an economy starting with a low level of human capital can be caught in a vicious circle where low level of human capital leads to low wages, and low wages leads to emigration of valuable human capital. We also show that our model displays a rich array of different dynamic regimes, including the above traps, but other regimes as well, and we link explicitly the nature of the regimes to technology and policy parameters.

Keywords: brain drain, development traps, human capital, migration





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