Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: FB 4.04/4.08 Bancroft
Professor Ira Gang from Rutgers University will discuss Migration and Household Informal Activity (abstract below)
This seminar is hosted by Sushanta Mallick, Professor of International Finance (SBM), Queen Mary
We study the link between temporary international migration and informal economic activity in the home country using household level panel data from the world’s most remittance dependent country, Tajikistan.
Our interest is in whether migration and remittances are a substitute for informal sector activity or a complement.
Our findings show that households with migrants exhibit significantly lower excess expenditure over income, our measure of informal sector activity, than non-migrant households. This holds, in particular, for remittance-receiving households.
About Professor Ira Gang:
Further information can be found here http://econweb.rutgers.edu/GANG/Research/index.htm