Caglar Ozden

Lead Economist

ÇAĞLAR ÖZDEN, a Turkish national, is senior economist in the Development Research Group's Trade and Integration team.  He received his undergraduate degrees in economics and industrial engineering from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. Prior to joining the World Bank six years ago, he was on the faculty of the economics department at Emory University. His research explores the nexus of globalization of product and labor markets, government policies and economic development. He has published numerous papers in leading academic journals which explored the dynamics of protectionist trade policies, adverse consequences of unilateral trade preferences, placement of highly educated migrants in unskilled jobs in the US labor market - the brain waste effect. His most current research explores the role of diasporas and social networks on migration flows and patterns, performance of migrants in the destination labor markets, linkages between migration, trade and foreign direct investment flows and causes of the migration decisions of physicians from sub-Saharan Africa. He has edited three books on migration, remittances, brain drain and their impact on economic development. The latest, International Migration, Economic Development and Policy, was published in 2007.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Where on earth is everybody ? the evolution of global bilateral migration 1960-2000
2 .Leveraging migration for Africa : remittances, skills, and investments
3 .The wage effects of immigration and emigration
4 .The World Bank economic review 25 (1)
5 .Optimisation du phenomene migratoire pour l'Afrique : envois de fonds, competences et investissements
6 .The Euro-mediterranean partnership : trade in services as an alternative to migration ?
7 .Migration and remittances : causes and linkages
8 .Migrant networks and foreign direct investment
9 .International migration, remittances, and the brain drain
10 .The World Bank economic review 20 (2)
11 .Brain waste? Educated immigrants in the U.S. labor market
12 .Trade preferences and differential treatment of developing countries : a selective survey
13 .Geopolitical interests and preferential access to U.S. markets
14 .Loss aversion and trade policy
15 .Price effects of preferential market access : The Caribbean Basin Initiative and the apparel sector
16 .The perversity of preferences : GSP and developing country trade policies, 1976 - 2000