Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Drawing on data from the Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration (DDHSM) project, this paper presents the first judicious assessment of the effectiveness of immigration policies aimed at attracting high-skilled workers.

A new working paper by Mathias Czaika and Christopher Parsons combines a unique new data set of annual bilateral high-skilled immigration labour flows for 10 OECD destinations between 2000 and 2012, with new databases comprising both unilateral and bilateral policy instruments, to examine which types, and combinations, of policies are most effective in attracting and selecting high-skilled workers.

Download The gravity of high-skilled migration policies

Find out more about the Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration project

Similar stories

Working Paper: Immigration policy effects – A conceptual framework

Liv Bjerre provides a conceptual framework for the analysis of immigration policy effects by arguing that immigration policies have varying effects on different categories of immigrants whether they are regular immigrants, asylum seekers or irregular immigrants