International Handbook on Migration and Economic Development

Edited by Robert E.B. Lucas, Professor of Economics, Boston University, US

This Handbook summarizes the state of thinking and presents new evidence on various links between international migration and economic development, with particular reference to lower-income countries. The connections between trade, aid and migration are critically examined through global case studies.

‘This book addresses a largely unresolved mirror question. Does migration cause development or the other way around? As the contributors show, the compromise idea that they are mutually constitutive depends on a careful examination of the forms of migration (temporary, circular, permanent or return), the role of the destination and origin states and the ways in which remittance income has been deployed. Robert Lucas has assembled an excellent team of established and up-and-coming economists who address these issues in this instructive Handbook.’
– Robin Cohen, University of Oxford, UK

2015 488 pp Hardback 978 1 78254 806 5 £216.00 £163.00 $216.00 $240.00

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