The six articles shed light on the effects of international migration on the geographic distribution of human capital and its implications for the world economy. The special issue provides an interesting mix of descriptive facts, empirical investigations, and numerical experiments. It identifies statistical regularities in international migration, discusses the advantages and dangers of using new bilateral databases, investigates the link between migration patterns and remittances, explores the consequences of the increased competition for talents, or examines the effects of rich countries’ immigration policies on fertility and education decisions in Africa. Original findings are provided on the effects of migration policies and future population changes on global inequality.
The articles contained in the special issue on The World Economy have already found a good echo in the literature, as they have received a total of 58 citations on Google Scholar in the limited time elapsed since its publication.
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Simone Bertoli and Frédéric Docquier (eds) The World Economy Special Issue: International Migration and Inequality Across Countries, Wiley Library, Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 476–477, April 2016