The ongoing plight of migrants and refugees eager to resettle in Europe or North America -- The political backlash against immigration in the US, UK, and continental Europe, including resurgent xenophobia -- Global migration has indeed become a crisis for rich and poor countries alike.
NYU's Development Research Institute, Africa House, and the CV Starr Center for Applied Economics are hosting a conference: "The Global Migration Crisis."
The conference will feature rigorous analysis and a healthy diversity of opinion, made accessible to both non-academic and academic audiences.
Introductory remarks by:
Katherine E. Fleming
Provost, New York University
Speakers (Alphabetic Order) And Topics
George J. Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Keynote Address: "We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative"
William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, "Development Stereotypes and Xenophobia: A Research Agenda"
Naci Mocan, Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics, Louisiana State University, "Economic Well-being and Anti-Semitic, Xenophobic, and Racist Attitudes in Germany."
Yaw Nyarko, professor of Economics at New York University, Co-Director of the Development Research Institute, and Founding Director of NYU Africa House, "Are the Migrants Better Off? Let Them Decide!"
Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development (MPA/ID) program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, "Is there a Goldilocks Solution?: 'Just Right' Promotion of Labor Mobility in a Post-2015 World."