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For immediate release: September 13, 2006

Economic Ramifications of Migration and Trade Focus of Dallas Fed Summit

DALLAS—The impact of international migration and trade on a nation’s economic development is the focus of an upcoming conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

“Migration, Trade and Development” will be Friday, Oct. 6, at the Dallas Fed, 2200 N. Pearl St. Participants can register to attend at

Scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines will examine the individual and joint relationships of migration and trade on growth and development. Panels include the politics of reform, the role of remittances and the historical perspective.

The conference is held in cooperation with Southern Methodist University’s Tower Center for Political Studies and Department of Economics, as well as the Jno E. Owens Foundation.

Mark R. Rosenzweig of Yale University will deliver the keynote address.

Speakers include Philip Martin, University of California, Davis; Gary Freeman, University of Texas at Austin; Wayne Cornelius, University of California, San Diego; Jeffrey Williamson, Harvard University, and Barry Chiswick, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Additional information about the conference and a list of confirmed speakers can be found on the Dallas Fed web site:


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James Hoard
Phone: (214) 922-5307