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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