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Caglar Ozden



Çağlar Özden specializes in trade and migration. His current expertise is suited to provide cross-support in the areas of:

  • Labor market impact of emigration and immigration
  • Linkages between migration, trade and foreign direct investment flows
  • Determinants and economic implications of global migration patterns
  • High Skilled Immigration - causes, implications and policy responses
  • The nexus of globalization of product and labor markets, government policies and economic development

More information on Çağlar Özden’s research and background

Contact Çağlar Özden at or extension 35549


Examples of Cross-Support provided:

  • Migration, Labor Markets and Policy Framework

    • ASEAN skilled labor market integration. Assessment of potential impact of the forthcoming ASEAN labor mobility agreement that will cover various high-skilled professions. In addition to economic analysis, policy experiences of other regional labor mobility agreements are discussed as part of capacity building exercises.

    • Minimum wage legislation and migration patterns. As part of the recent minimum wage legislation in Malaysia, explores how the emigration policies should be redesigned and how the labor markets will respond.

    • Knowledge economy, emigration and labor markets in Malaysia. Detailed analytical work to identify the role of extensive mostly unskilled emigration to Malaysia on technological innovation, productivity and human capital decisions of natives in Malaysia. An interesting part of the project is re-design of several household and firm level surveys to capture these issues.

    • Migration of the Highly Skilled - Leveraging Migration for Africa. Identifies patterns of high skilled immigration from and within Sub Saharan Africa, explores economic implications and presents policy recommendations.

    • Migration of Physicians in Sub Saharan Africa. Presents the most up-to-date evidence on the regional and global immigration of physicians from the region; discusses the economic and healthcare delivery implications and the policy options.

    • Migration and Demographic Divergence between South Asia and the West. Explores how the liberalization of labor mobility restrictions would benefit both South Asia and the West as their demographic patterns are diverging.

    • Migration and Remittances - Services Revolution in South Asia. Presents how the immigration of both low and high skilled workers from South Asia can be viewed within the services exports revolution in the region and identifies the poverty and growth implications. 

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