Migration for development: Policy debate in Bonn

Watch the live stream on December 5, 2016 starting 8:50 am. European Development Conference 2016 on “Migration and Development” organized by the European Development Network and the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University. The event takes place in the University Club Bonn.

Klaus F. Zimmermann, currently Princeton University and Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, is also a Senior Fellow of Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University. He was recently Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and is on leave from the Economics Department of Bonn University.

Zimmermann delivers the opening keynote lecture on “Migration for Development: Opportunities and Challenges“. His speech will deal with

Opportunities and risks of forced and free migration for developing countries.

How policies in receiving countries can enhance the positive impact of migration for development.


9:00-9:30 Conference Opening
Annette Chammas (BMZ) German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Stephan Klasen, President, European Development Research Network, Joachim von Braun, ZEF

9:30-10:30 Overview lecture: Migration for Development: Opportunities and Challenges
Klaus F. Zimmermann (Visiting Professor, Princeton University and Senior Fellow of Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University), lecture

11:00-12:30 Panel 1: The development impact of migration for sending countries
Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics), lecture
Toman Barsbai (Kiel Institute), discussant
Marta Foresti (ODI), discussant
Anda David (French Development Agency), discussant

13:30-15:00 Panel 2: How to improve the migration process
Dean Yang (University of Michigan), lecture
Melissa Siegel (Maastricht, tbc), discussant

15:30-17:00 Panel 3: How to promote integration of migrants
Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan), lecture
Sara de la Rica (Pais Vasco, tbc)
Axel Kreienbrink (BAMF), discussant

17:00-18:30 Policy Panel: Migration policies for development


Zimmermann back in the University Club, Bonn University



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