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Migration Publications by Sub-topic

A. Impact of Migration, Remittances on Development 

B. Skilled Immigration, Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Brain Waste 

C. Migration, Trade and FDI 

D. Temporary Movement and Mode IV

E. Other Articles and Briefs 

A. Impact of Migration, Remittances on Development

Academic papers

  • “Japanese-Brazilians and the Future of Brazilian Migration to Japan” McKenzie, David and Alejandrina Salcedo. Forthcoming in International Migration 

  • “How Important is Selection? Experimental Vs Non-experimental Measures of the Income Gains from Migration” David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman. Forthcoming in Journal of the European Economic Association.

  • “Diasporas”  Caglar Ozden, Frédéric Docquier and Michelle Beine. Forthcoming in Journal of Development Economics.

  • “How Important is Migration?” Caglar Ozden and Mirvat Sewadeh. Forthcoming in The Poor Half Billion in South Asia, E. Ghani (ed.) Oxford University Press.

  • “Role of Emigration and Emigrant Networks in Labor Market Decisions of Non-Migrants,” Jinu Koola and Caglar Ozden. Forthcoming in ABCDE volume.

  • “Surveying Migrant Households: A Comparison of Census-based, Snowball, and Intercept Surveys” David McKenzie and Johan Mistiaen, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 172(2): 339-360, 2009.

  • “A Profile of the World's young Developing Country Migrants” David McKenzie, Population and Development Review, 34(1): 115-35. 2008.

  • “How Pro-Poor is the Selection of Seasonal Migrant Workers from Tonga Under New Zealand’s Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) Program?” John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua, Pacific Economic Bulletin 23(3): 187-204, 2008.

  • “International Migration, Transfer of Norms and Home Country Fertility” Maurice Schiff, Michel Beine and Frédéric Docquier. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4925 (May 2009); IZA Discussion Paper 3912 (Dec 2008), University of Louvain Ec. Dept. Disc. Paper 2008-43 and University of Luxembourg Disc. Paper (Dec 2008)

  • “Migration’s Income and Poverty Impact Has Been Underestimated” in Review of Econ. of the Household 6: 267-84. - IZA Disc. Paper 2088. Apr 2008

  • “Who is coming from Vanuatu to New Zealand under the new Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) Program?” McKenzie, David, Pilar Garcia Martinez and Alan Winters, Pacific Economic Bulletin 23(3):205-228, 2008.

  • “HIV Prevalence and Migration of Healthcare Staff in Africa” Alok Barghava and Frédéric Docquier, World Bank Economic Review, 22: 345-366, 2008.

  • “A Land of Milk and Honey with Streets Paved with Gold: Do Emigrants have Over-optimistic Expectations about Incomes Abroad?”  David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman. World Bank Policy Research Paper No. 4141, March 2007.

  • “Efficient Remittance Services for Development in the Pacific Gibson” John Gibson, Halahingano Rohorua and David McKenzie, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 14(2):55-74, 2007.

  • “Moving to Opportunity, Leaving Behind What? Evaluating the Initial Effects of a Migration Policy on Incomes and Poverty in a Source Sountry”  David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman, New Zealand Economic Papers, 41(2): 197-224, 2007.

  • “Network Effects and the Dynamics of Migration and Inequality: Theory and Evidence from Mexico” David McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport, Journal of Development Economics, 84(1): 1-24, 2007

  • “Paper Walls are Easier to Tear Down: Passport Costs and Legal Barriers to Emigration, World Development” David McKenzie, 35(11): 2026-2039, 2007

  • “The Impact of Immigration on Child Health: Experimental Evidence From a Migration Lottery Program" David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman. March 2007.

  • “How Cost Elastic are Remittances? Evidence from Tongan migrants in New Zealand” John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua, Pacific Economic Bulletin. 21(1): 112-128, 2006.

  • “Remittances and Poverty in Migrants’ Home Areas: Evidence from the Philippines” Dean Yang and Claudia A.Martínez. In International Migration, Remittances, and the Brain Drain. October 2005 (2006 in ISBN). Palgrave MacMillan: New York. Caglar Ozden, Maurice Schiff. eds.

  • “The Effects of Migration on Child Health in Mexico" Nicole Hildebrandt and David McKenzie” Economia,  6(1): 257-289, 2005.


  • International Migration, Economic Development & Policy, June 2007, Palgrave MacMillan: New York, Caglar Ozden and Maurice Schiff eds. 

  • The International Migration of Women, November 2007 (2008in ISBN). Palgrave MacMillan: New York,  Andrew Morrison, Maurice Shciff  and Mirja H. Sjoblom, eds.  

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B. Skilled Immigration, Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Brain Waste

Academic papers

  • "Migration, Remittances and the Brain Drain: Causes and Linkages” Maurice Schiff and  Yoko Niimi. Forthcoming in Annales d’Economie et de Statistique.

  • "A Gendered Assessment of Highly Skilled Emigration” Frédéric Docquier, B. Lindsay Lowell and Abdeslam Marfouk, Population and Development Review. Forthcoming, 2009.

  • “Self-selection Patterns in Mexico-U.S. migration: the Role of Migrant Networks” David McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport. Forthcoming in Review of Economics and Statistics

  • “Remittances and the Brain Drain: Skilled Migrants Do Remit Less!” Yoko Niimi, Caglar Ozden and Maurice Schiff, Annales d'Economie et de Statistique 99/100, 2010.

  • “Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the US Labor Market” Aaditya Mattoo, Caglar Ozden and Cristina Neagu, Journal of Development Economics, vol.87, no.2, p.255-69, 2008.

  • “Is Migration a Good Substitute for Education Subsidies?”  Frédéric Docquier, Ousmane Faye and Pierre Pestieau, Journal of Development Economics, 86, 263-276, 2008.

  • “Brain Drain and its Determinants: A Major Issue for Small States” Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Maurice Schiff, IZA Discussion Paper 3398 - Submitted to International Migration, 2008.

  • “Measuring International Skilled Migration: New Estimates Controlling for Age of Entry”, Michael Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport, World Bank Economic Review 21 (2007) 249-254.

  •  Migration and education inequality in rural Mexico”  David McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport, Integration and Trade Journal / Revista Integración y Comercio, 27: 13-158, 2007.

  • “Remittances in the Pacific” David McKenzie, In Susan Pozo (ed.) Immigrants and Their International Money Flows, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research: Kalamazoo, MI, 2007.

  • “Skilled Migration: The Perspective of Developing Countries” Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport, Policy Research Working Papers, 3382, 2004.


  • International Migration, Remittances, and the Brain Drain. Palgrave MacMillan: New York. Caglar Ozden, Maurice Schiff. eds, October 2005 (2006 in ISBN).

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C. Migration, Trade and FDI

Academic papers

  • “Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment,” Beata S. Javorcika, Caglar Ozden,  Mariana Spatare and Cristina Neagu. Forthcoming in Journal of Development Economics.

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D. Temporary Movement and Mode IV

Academic papers

  • “The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and Mode 4: Trade in Services as a Partial Substitute for Migration?” Bernard Hoekman and Caglar Ozden. Forthcoming in Journal of Common Market Studies.

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E. Other Articles and Briefs 

  • Migration is Growing at an Accelerating Pace, Bringing Important Development Benefits, Research Digest Article, Spring 2008

  • Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market, Aaditya Mattoo, Ileana Cristina Neagu, and Çaglar Özden, Research Digest Article, Summer 2007

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