C. Simon Fan

C. Simon Fan is an Associate Professor of Economics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His primary research areas are development economics, comparative economics, and human capital. His publications have appeared in Economica, Economic Theory, Economics Letters, Economics of Transition, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Population Economics, Kyklos, Labour Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Southern Economic Journal, and other journals and scholarly books.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Losses and Gains to Developing Countries from the Migration of Educated Workers

This paper synthesizes and extends recent research on “The New Economics of the Brain Drain”. In a unified framework, the paper shows that while recently identified adverse repercussions of the brain drain exacerbate the long-recognized negative impact of the brain drain, longer-term consequences turn the brain drain into the harbinger of powerful gains. These gains have been studied already in recent research, or merit attention in future research.

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