From “You’re free to leave” to “When are you returning?”
A few years ago, in 2006, the then Hungarian prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány made a memorable statement that was later understood as encitement for Hungarians to leave the country if they didn’t like it there. A look at the statistics today reveals that quite a few people have followed his […]
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How is Africa Benefitting from Labour Migration?
The migration of skilled professionals, or the brain drain as it is popularly known, is believed to impact negatively on the migrant’s home country. It usually involves the transfer of human capital important for economic growth from countries suffering from scarcity of resources or poor working conditions to countries enjoying […]
A One-Way Ticket: Polish Emigration in the EU
Polish emigrants are safe and sound abroad. Government plan (or rather a slogan) of them coming back is a wishful thinking. Why? Poland doesn’t offer anything that would be beneficial for them, as you can earn for the whole year living in Poland just in 4 months in the UK.
After the Tunisian Revolution: Redefining Moderate Regimes
Recent events in Tunisia call for a redefinition of both what the West considers moderate regimes and the governance model these countries should choose. After 9/11, U.S foreign policy entered an era of confusion: the list of former anti-Soviet allies covered a large spectrum of regimes, political and religious-ideology groups. […]
Remittances and the Brain Drain: Skilled Migrants Do Remit Less
It has been argued that the brain drain’s negative impact may be offset by the higher remittance levels skilled migrants send home. The main finding of this paper, however, is that remittances decrease with the share of migrants with tertiary education. Moreover, remittances seem to increase with source countries’ level […]