Poverty reduction and social development

David Khoudour-Casteras

 

 

 

Economist - Poverty reduction

Specialist subjects:

International migration

Remittances

Labour markets

Africa

Latin America

Languages:

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

 

Biography

David Khoudour-Castéras is an economist at the OECD Development Centre, where he has coordinated the work on international migration since April 2010. He particularly manages the MacArthur Foundation-funded project on Effective Partnerships for Better Migration Management and Development. Previously, he was a researcher at the CEPII (2008-2010), a French think-tank focusing on international economics, and a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris, from where he holds a Ph.D. in economics (2005). He has also been a Fulbright scholar (2004-2005) at the University of California-Berkeley, a professor of economics and the director of the research centre on international migration (2005-2008) at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, and a consultant for the OECD, the ILO and the IOM.

His research work is mainly focused on the migration-development nexus, an issue on which he has extensively published.

 

CV

In English

 

Books publications

Author

> Tackling the Policy Challenges of Migration: Regulation, Integration, Development [with J. Gagnon], OECD Development Centre Studies, OECD publishing, 2011
¿Una moneda única para América Latina? Las lecciones de la construcción monetaria europea para América Latina, Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 1999

 

Editor

>“Migraciones internacionales y codesarrollo: lecciones de la experiencia colombiana”, Bogotá: International Organization for Migration, 2009
>“En busca de un nuevo El Dorado: análisis del fenómeno migratorio colombiano”, Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2007

 

Contributor

> “Business cycles in Europe, 1870-1914” [with M. Flandreau, J. Flores and C. Jobst], in Broadberry, S.and K. O’Rourke (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, vol. 2: 1870 to the Present, Cambridge University Press, 2010: 84-107
> “Remittances in Times of Trouble: Lessons from the Gold Standard” and “The Impact of Remittances on pre-1914 European Financial Development” [with R. Esteves], in OECD Development Centre, Latin American Economic Outlook 2010, Paris: OECD, 2009: 36-37; 155-156
“Les migrants au cœur de la tourmente économique”, in CEPII, L’économie mondiale 2010, Paris: La Découverte, 2009, 93-106
> “Remesas en los países andinos: ¿un regalo envenenado?”, in Godard, H. and G. Sandoval (eds.), Migración transnacional de los Andes a Europa y Estados Unidos, Lima: IFEA, 2008: 169-187

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Working Papers

Remittances, Capital Flows and Financial Development during the Mass Migration Period, 1870-1913 [with R. Esteves], European Review of Economic History 15(3), 2011: 443-474
Unexpected Effects of the Washington Consensus: Trade Liberalization and Migration Flows in Latin America, International Trade Journal 24(4), 2010: 440-476
A Fantastic Rain of Gold: European Migrants’ Remittances and Balance of Payment Adjustment during the Gold Standard Period [with R. Esteves], Journal of Economic History 69(4), 2009: 951-985
>“Labour Immobility and Exchange Rate Regimes: An Alternative Explanation for the Fall of the Interwar Gold Exchange Standard”, Journal of European Economic History 38(1), 2009: 13-47
>“Efectos de la migración sobre el trabajo infantil en Colombia”, Revista de Economía Institucional 11(20), 2009: 229-252
>“Welfare State and Labor Mobility: The Impact of Bismarck’s Social Legislation on German Emigration before World War I”, Journal of Economic History 68(1), 2008: 211-243
>“International Migration and Development: The Socioeconomic Impact of Remittances in Colombia”, CEPAL Review 92, 2007: 141-158
>“¿Por qué emigran los colombianos? Un análisis departamental basado en el Censo de 2005”, Revista de Economía Institucional 9(16), 2007: 255-271
>“Taux de changes fixes et migrations internationales: l’étalon-or à l’aune de la théorie des zones monétaires optimales”, Revue de l’OFCE 82, 2002: 83-116

 

Media appearances

> Migrants sent nearly £270 billion to home countries in 2009, The Telegraph (UK), Dec 6, 2010
> Le ‘méchant’ FMI est-il de retour?, Le Monde (France), Nov 13, 2008
> Subrepresentación diplomática: un costo para el comercio, El Tiempo (Colombia), March 7, 2007
> Las remesas son un apoyo, pero también traen riesgos, La Razón (Bolivia), Dec 3, 2006
> Los colombianos en el exterior: ¿Nueva gallina de los huevos de oro?, El Tiempo (Colombia), Nov 10, 2005
> L’Amérique latine attire des immigrés plus qualifiés que les pays du Nord, La Tribune (France), Nov 7, 2005