Is the “Frontier Growth Effect” Overrated?

Such a policy can also benefit the source countries because of the “frontier growth effect”. Taking India as an example source country, I find that the same policy would lead to faster long-run growth and a 0.9% increase in average welfare in India.

-Which is why the Cuban and Chinese economies really benefited from the Cuban and Chinese brain diasporas.* It depends on how good a country is at utilizing undrained brains and how far it is from the frontier for the frontier growth effect to have an effect.

Remark directed at here.

*Obvious sarcasm.

Reply to Steve Sailer:

How skilled is Syed Farook’s dad, an occasionally-employed truck driver and wife beater? Does Pakistan want him back, or are they content that America has got him?

-This is irrelevant to what Tyler is talking about. Tyler’s talking about guys like Nadella, not low-skilled Pakistanis (of which there are plenty in America; they are even more plentiful in Britain).

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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