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The Economics of Migration

Chatham House, London


Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Legal Markets Leader & Head of Global Immigration, PwC

Jonathan Portes, Principal Research Fellow, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Chair: Lesley Curwen, journalist and broadcaster



International migration has continued to increase over recent decades, with economic factors driving migration from a range of countries and demographic changes in advanced economies creating increased demand for immigration. Migration has become one of the most debated issues in politics, especially in Europe, and the question of the economic impact of immigration is particularly politically charged in migrant-receiving countries.

This panel discussion will explore the economic aspects of global migration, considering the impact of immigration on labour markets as well as the impact of migration on migrant-sending countries. The panellists will also consider future developments in migration policy and touch on the implications of this for the business community.

This event is open to corporate members only.

The event will be followed by a reception.