"Leveraging Remittances for Development"
Speaker: Dilip Ratha, Senior Economist, Development Prospects Group, World Bank
Dilip Ratha is a Senior Economist and Manager, Migration and Remittances Team, Development Prospects Group at the World Bank. An expert on remittances and migration, he is the author of the groundbreaking article “Workers’ Remittances: An Important and Stable Source of External Development Finance”, a lead author of the World Bank flagship Global Economic Prospects 2006: Economic Implications of Remittances and Migration, and a co-editor of Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects. He has written extensively on international finance topics including shadow-ratings for unrated countries, future-flow securitization as a tool for development financing, the rise of South-South foreign direct investment, and the relationship between official and private capital flows to developing countries. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a regional economist for Asian emerging markets at Credit Agricole Indosuez, and as an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.