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David Ellerman

David Ellerman

David P. Ellerman works in the fields of economics and political economy, social theory and philosophy, and in mathematics. His undergraduate degree was in philosophy at M.I.T. ('65), and he has Masters degrees in Philosophy of Science ('67) and in Economics ('68), and a doctorate in Mathematics ('71) all from Boston University. He has been in and out of teaching in economics, mathematics, accounting, computer science, and operations research departments in various universities (1970-90), founded and managed a consulting firm in East Europe (1990-2), and worked in the World Bank from 1992 to 2003 where he was an economic advisor to the Chief Economist (Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern). Now he is a visiting scholar at the University of California in Riverside. He has published numerous articles in various fields (see Curriculum Vitae) and five books. His published and draft papers and book manuscripts are available on his website. See also his working papers on the SSRN site

The migration and development debate redux

Is the loss of talented and energetic people in the developing country more than counter-balanced by the reverse flow of remittances and returning émigrés with financial and human capital gained in the developed world?

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