Experts investigate effect of migration on developing countries

11 July 2014


Experts from around the world joined Oxford Martin School academics earlier this month for the 7th International Migration and Development conference. Jointly organised by the International Migration Institute, the French Development Agency, the World Bank, and the Center for Global Development, the conference was devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social changes in developing countries.

Speakers at the conference included Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School and Oxford Professor of Globalisation and Development, Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Jean-Yves Grosclaude, Executive Director of Strategy at the French Development Agency, and Çazlar Özden, Senior Economist, Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank.

The event included a variety of sessions on some of the different topics surrounding migration, as well as keynote lectures from Philippe Fargues, from the Migration Policy Centre, who discussed 'Demographic change, international migration & development', David McKenzie of the World Bank, who spoke on 'Why don't remittances appear to affect growth', and Giovanni Peri from the University of California, on 'Searching for Migration Opportunities: The Determinants of Potential and Actual Migration'. Çazlar Özden also gave a Conference Interview. These lectures can be watched below.