International Growth Centre public lecture
Date: Monday 4 November 2013
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Paul Collier
Chair: Dr Jonathan Leape
Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants and ‘open doors’ insistence by liberal and business elites. Collier takes a balanced look at the possibilities and challenges of migration for societies of origin and host countries, to enable us all, including policy-makers, understand how much migration is best.
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. He is the author of, among others, the award-winning The Bottom Billion and The Plundered Planet.
This event marks the launch of his new book, Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World.
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