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The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Marcel Gérard and Silke Uebelmesser


Mobility of students in developed countries has dramatically increased over the last fifty years. Students do not necessarily remain in their countries of origin for higher education and work; they might be born in one country, attend university in a second, and find employment in a third. In this book, contributors from Europe, North America, and Australia examine the interrelated mobility of students and graduates, and its consequences—in the countries of origin, studies and work—for fiscal policies, the financing of higher education, and economic growth. Taking a variety of approaches, incl ... More

Keywords: Mobility, students, graduates, fiscal policy, higher education, public provision and financing, economic development, globalization

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028172
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcel Gérard, editor

Silke Uebelmesser, editor

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1 Introduction

Marcel Gérard and Silke Uebelmesser

In Search of Evidence: Mobility of Students and Mobility of Highly Skilled Workers Interrelated

2 International Student Mobility and High-Skilled Migration

Gabriel J. Felbermayr and Isabella Reczkowski

4 International Mobility and Career Consolidation of European Researchers

Elisabetta Marinelli, Ana Fernandez-Zubieta, and Susana Elena-Pérez

II Implications of Mobility for Fiscal Policies, Especially the Public Provision and Financing of Higher Education

5 Human Capital Mobility

David E. Wildasin

8 Choosing the Type of Income-Contingent Loan

Elena Del Rey and María Racionero

III Strategic Choices in Education Policy and Economic Development

10 Education Policy, Student Migration, and Brain Gain

Alexander Haupt, Tim Krieger and Thomas Lange