Past eventInvitation Only

International Migration, Politics and Culture: The Case for Greater Labour Mobility

8 October 2012 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Chatham House, London


Sharun Mukand, Professor, Economics, Warwick University
Chair: André Astrow, Senior Consultant, International Economics, Chatham House



Professor Sharun Mukand will argue that a policy shift to liberalize global labour markets could be a key tool for development and poverty reduction. Currently, neither development policy circles nor multilateral forums appear to view this as a viable option. The speaker will discuss why a policy that encourages international labour migration of a temporary nature, targeted to specific sectors and more modest in scope, could be the answer.

Professor Mukand is the author of a Briefing Paper on the topic.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.