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.
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).