Remittances Foster Growth and Development

Remittances provide developing economies with the means to grow. Therefore, migration contributes to development. And migration policy is development policy.

The 2017 David K Smith Symposium at Middlebury College deals with this issue. Prominent researchers speak (see program below) including Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University, UNU-MERIT and Bonn University, who is also the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Conference program


David K Smith ‘42 Economics Symposium at Middlebury College
“Economics of Remittances”

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 [Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room]
Welcome Remarks: 9:00 to 9:15 AM President Laurie L. Patton [Middlebury College]

I. AM Session 9:20 AM to 11:20 AM Remittances, Crime, and Racial Wealth Gap
Stephen Brito [International Monetary Fund]
“Remittances and the Impact on Crime in Mexico”
Darrick Hamilton [New School of Social Research]
“The Racial Wealth Gap: the roles of Remittance, Inheritance, Incarceration and Education”

Coffee Break 11:25 AM to 11:40 AM

II. Keynote Address: 11:45 AM to 12:55 PM Dilip Ratha [World Bank]
“The Global Agenda on Remittances”
Lunch 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM

III. PM Session: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Remittances, Income Inequality, and Well-being
James Bang [St. Ambrose University], Aniruddha Mitra [Bard College], and Phanindra V.
Wunnava [Middlebury College]
“Hollowing out the Middle? Remittances and Income Inequality in Nigeria”
Klaus F. Zimmermann [Princeton University/Bonn University/UNU-MERIT/GLO]
“Remittances and Well-being”

Closing Remarks: Phanindra V. Wunnava [Middlebury College]



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