Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris is Professor Emeritus of the Economics of the City at University College London, and currently works as an economic consultant. He has worked extensively in developing countries for many international agencies and national governments, and published widely in the fields of economic development, the economics of urbanisation, migration and globalisation. His latest work is The Return of Cosmopolitan Capital: Globalisation, the State and War (IB Tauris).

Papers Published in World Economics:

Does Britain Need More Immigrants? A Debate

In this debate, Nigel Harris and David Coleman discuss the pros and cons of migration. Taking the case of Britain, they address issues such as the desirability or otherwise of migration controls, gains and losses from migration, the ‘optimum’ size and composition of the country’s workforce, and the demographic, social and political consequences of migration.

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