‘Remittances and International Migration – Romania in the Context of the European Union’ a presentation by Alexandra Delcea

8th March 2007

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Thursday 8 March 2007 17.00-18.30, Room E171 London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE Followed by the launch of the book with the same title. David Webster, Director of the Anglo-Romanian Economic and Political Forum, will chair the discussions. The book Remittances and International Migration. Romania in the context of the European Union has a pioneering role in surveying the existing theoretical and empirical economic literature with regard to the motivations to remit, and the evidence of the impact of remittances on the home countrys economy. Remittances from international migrants have increased substantially over the past three decades. It has become essential that their huge potential for economic and social development is used. In the case of Romania, the author believes that a crucial point is being reached where the reversion of remittance flows is very likely. In order to keep these transfers high and encourage their investment in productive activities and/or local development projects, there is an urgent need for public/private initiatives and partnerships. Alexandra Delcea has an MSc in Economics from UCL. Her undergraduate studies are in Economics and Management at Pantheon-Assas University in Paris, and in International Economics at the University of Essex. Alexandra Delcea is a Ratiu Foundation Alumnus. She has previously presented some of her research in 2006, in the Culture Power series of talks organised by the Ratiu Foundation UK. For further details please send e-mail at mail@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk. This presentation is part of the Romanian Week at the London School of Economics (5 - 9 March 2007), organised by the LSE Students Union Romanian Society. Supported by the Romanian Cultural Centre in London.