Economics serving society

World development report 2023 | 24 May

The International migration economics Chair is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the World development report 2023 entitled “Migrants, refugees and societies” by Çağlar Özden, lead economist at the World Bank and one of the three editors of the report with Xavier Devictor and Quy-Toan Do.

The 2023 World development report (WDR) combines insights from labor economics and international law to present a holistic perspective on migration – one that recognizes the humanity of migrants and the complexity of the societies of origin and destination. The report proposes a framework to best manage the economic, societal and human impacts of migration.

Register to participate to a high-level discussion exploring how migration can be a positive force for development, bringing benefits for migrants as well as for receiving and sending countries.

  • Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023
  • Venue: Paris School of Economics 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, amphitheatre


Speaker: Çağlar Özden

Çağlar Özden is lead economist at the World Bank. He holds a PhD (1998) in economics from Stanford University. He is a member of the Institute of labor economics (IZA), the Centre for research and analysis of migration (CreAM) and the Economic research forum (ERF). His research focuses on the link between globalisation of product and labour markets, government policies and economic development. He has edited three books and published numerous articles in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal or the Journal of Development Economics. His current research projects focus on the determinants and patterns of global labour mobility, the impact of migrants on destination labour market outcomes, the links between migration, trade and foreign direct investment flows, medical brain drain, and the links between ageing and global economic integration.

Detailed program

14:15 - Chair: Hillel Rapoport, professor and holder of the International migration economics Chair at the Paris School of Economics, professor at the university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

14:20 - Presentation of the World development report 2023: Çağlar Özden, lead economist at the World Bank

15:10 - 15:45 - Questions and answers

*The presentation of the World development report 2023 is part of the PSE Global issues conference “Re/De/Globalization”.

The International Migration Economics Chair aims to create a place open to society in order to disseminate, share and discuss the findings of scientific studies on a major societal issue. It will conduct rigorous work based on historical and contemporary data to better understand the motivations and implications of international migration for the global economy as well as for receiving and sending countries.