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

Andrés Solimano

Abstract

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 transfe ... More

Keywords: mobile, global economy, talented elite, capital, national development, knowledge transfer, creative capabilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199532605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrés Solimano, editor
Regional Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC)