MIGRATION AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

The EFN Asia 2010 Conference looked at how migration has transformed countries and the global economy. Addressing the impacts of migration on economic growth and quality of life, the conference highlighted three key issues: the macroeconomic effects of migration, measures needed to safeguard migrants and policies required to facilitate migration.

Keynote speakers included Syariefuddin Hasan, Minister for Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (Indonesia), Dr. Rainer Adam of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Ken Schoolland, Professor of the Hawaii Pacific University, Dr. Arianto Patunru of the University of Indonesia Institute for Economic and Social Research, Tom Palmer, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Braema Mathiaparanam from the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism and Rizal Mallarangeng, Executive Director of the Freedom Institute Indonesia, among others.

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