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8th International Conference on Migration and Development

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 8:30am to Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 5:15pm

Keynote Speakers

Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University
Dani Rodrik, Institute for Advanced Study

Organizers

Cyrille Bellier (French Development Agency)
Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development)
Çağlar Özden (World Bank)
Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)

The 8th annual migration conference investigated how international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. Topics included the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological change.

Development can be described as the search for a better life. This is also the main goal of migrants as they cross international borders to earn higher income, find a more secure and fulfilling job, provide better education opportunities for their children and protect their families from exposure to a range of risks. The close linkages between migration and development have been the focus of increased attention among academics, policymakers and analysts over the last decade. And these are the issues that the 8th Migration and Development Conference will aim to address.

The World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), jointly with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) organized the 8th International Conference on “Migration and Development”. The conference was devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. Among the topics were the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological change. A selection of papers from the conference were featured in a special issue of The World Bank Economic Review.


 

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Monday, June 8 – Tuesday, 9, 2015

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