Mariassunta Giannetti , Guanmin Liao, Xiaoyun Yu, Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 00:00

Is the brain drain reversing? This column argues that increasing numbers of foreign-educated and economic emigrants are returning home. Evidence suggests that the best of the bunch bring with them strong corporate governance practises and an appetite for internationalisation. Through this ‘brain gain’, the return of skilled professionals boosts emerging markets’ economies.

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