TALKING MIGRATION DATA: Remittances and the G20
Dilip Ratha, Manager of Migration and Remittances Unit and Head of KNOMAD at the World Bank, is talking to GMDAC about the importance of remittances in the G20 countries.
Dilip Ratha, Manager of Migration and Remittances Unit and Head of KNOMAD at the World Bank, talks to GMDAC about the importance of remittances in the G20 countries.
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. The research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons.
Its research areas are:
Around 200 scientists from various disciplines work together at the WZB, mainly from sociology, political science, economics, and law. They are supported by around 140 staff members in administration, IT, scientific information & data, and communication and by almost 90 student assistants.
Research results are published for the scientific community as well as for experts in politics, business, the media and civic organizations.
As a non-university research institute, the WZB is member of the Leibniz-Association. The WZB closely cooperates with Berlin universities. Its research directors also hold chairs at universities in Berlin and beyond.
The WZB was founded in 1969 by members of the German parliament. The WZB is funded by the Federal government and the state of Berlin.
Marc Helbling is full professor in political sociology at the Department of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and a senior researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where his completed projects include leading the Emmy Noether junior research group Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC).
His research fields include immigration and citizenship politics, nationalism, xenophobia/islamophobia. His work has appeared among others in Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, European Sociological Review, European Journal of Political Research, International Migration Review, Political Studies, Social Forces and West European Politics. He has edited a volume on “Islamophobia in the West” (Routledge) and co-authored a book with Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande et al. on “Political Conflict in Western Europe” (Cambridge UP).
He studied political science at the University of Lausanne and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a PhD from the University of Zurich. He was a guest researcher at Princeton, Harvard and New York University and spent shorter research stays at the European University Institute in Florence, at Oxford University, the University of Sydney and at McGill University.
Philip Martin is Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Resource Economics. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labor, and economic development. Martin is Chair of the University of California’s Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, and editor of the monthly Migration News and the quarterly Rural Migration News.