Labor and Health Economics in the Mediterranean Region: Migration and Mobility of Medical Doctors

Labor and Health Economics in the Mediterranean Region: Migration and Mobility of Medical Doctors

Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
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Release Date: November, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 358
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4723-7
ISBN13: 9781466647237|ISBN10: 146664723X|EISBN13: 9781466647244
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The increasing demand for health care and advances in healthcare technologies has exacerbated the present shortage of health personnel. In response to these changes, physicians may choose to offer their services elsewhere.

Labor and Health Economics in the Mediterranean Region: Migration and Mobility of Medical Doctors addresses the mobility of physicians in the Mediterranean region within a global context, focusing on the role mobility has played in the global health system in both developed and developing economies. Besides universities and researchers, public and private medical practitioners and agencies can make use of this book to further their knowledge of the changing healthcare industry.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain-Drain and -Gain
  • Economic and Social Impact
  • Europe, Middle East, and North Africa
  • Global Health Systems
  • Healthcare Demand
  • Medical Immigration
  • Medical Technologies
  • New Economies
  • Skilled Labor Migration
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Editor Biographies
Ahmed Driouchi holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a “Doctorate –ès- Sciences” in Economics from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Morocco.He is a professor of Applied Economics at Al Akhawayn University and also Dean of the Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies. His current work emphasizes the economics of knowledge for development, with focus on education, health, and poverty. His geographical area of research covers the Arab, MENA and the Mediterranean economies, with their relation to Europe. Ahmed has produced many different scientific articles and has spent several years looking at the economics of Intellectual Property Rights and Innovations. The most recent areas covered include market analysis of pharmaceuticals and patents besides theory and applications, and contribution to the migration of skilled labor. His active affiliation with FEMISE has been of great help to him in generating new ideas and innovative research outcomes.
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