World Development Report 2023: Migration

Join us for a presentation by the co-director of the 2023 World Development Report, Çağlar Özden. The focus of the report this year is migration, refugees, and societies. Dr. Özden’s presentation will be followed by remarks from a panel of Cornell experts who work in different areas of migration studies and policy.


Çağlar Özden, Lead Economist, Development Research Group of the World Bank


Chuan Liao, Assistant Professor of Global Development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Panel of Cornell faculty:

Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law PracticeShannon Gleeson, Edmund Ezra Day Professor and Chair, Department of Labor Relations, Law, & HistoryNancy Chau, Professor of EconomicsAbout the Speaker

Çağlar Özden is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank and co-director of the 2023 World Development Report on International Migration. A Turkish national and a professional migrant, Çağlar received his undergraduate degrees in economics and industrial engineering from Cornell University and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He is a fellow of IZA, CreAM and ERF. His research explores the nexus of globalization of product and labor markets, government policies and economic development. He has edited three books and published numerous papers in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review and the Economic Journal. He is the lead author of the flagship report Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets. His current research projects explore the determinants and patterns of global labor mobility, impacts of migrants on the destination labor market outcomes, medical brain drain, linkages between migration, trade, and foreign direct investment flows.

Hosts and Sponsors

Event hosted by the Migrations initiative, co-sponsored by the Department of Global Development, College of Agriculture and Life Science, and the Cornell Population Center, Brooks School of Public Policy, and the Development Economics Workshop in the Department of Economics at the College of Arts & Sciences and the S.C. Johnson College of Business.

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