Bob Rowthorn is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King’s College. He is the author of a number of books and academic articles on economic growth, structural change and employment. He has been a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the UN Commission on Trade and Development and the International Labour Organisation, as well as to British government departments and a variety of private sector firms and organisations. He gave written and verbal evidence to the recent House of Lords inquiry into the economic impacts of immigration. He has also written about ethical aspects of migration policy.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 5.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Immigration: the more the scarier?
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