Tag Archives: migrant labour

The trouble with Qatar: When countries both profit from and reduce global income inequality

In a recent article for The New Republic, Eric A. Posner and Glen Weyl make a bold proposition about the role of migration in decreasing global inequality. Citing data that compares internal inequality with impact on global inequality between OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, they argue that […]

Migration and the European elections: a view from Copenhagen

Outside my office window a new Copenhagen University building is going up: cranes swirling, high-pitched whistles and flashes of neon safety jackets. I’ve already taken to calling the building the tower of Babel – if you look here you can see why. Numerous workers waiting outside the gates of the construction site wait to be […]