Development Drums Episode 35: Migration and Development


In this episode, Owen talks to fellow CGD Senior Fellow Michael Clemens about the relationship between migration and development.

Michael talks about the impact of migration on migrants themselves, and how micro-data has been used to expose a significant inequality of opportunity based on location. He then responds to various criticisms of migration from a receiving country perspective, focusing on the costs and benefits of the economic, communal and cultural effects of migration. At the end of the podcast, Michael discusses the impact of migration from the perspective of the migrants’ countries of origin.

Development Drums is hosted by Owen Barder and produced by Anna Scott at the Center for Global Development in Europe.

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