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Ganesh Seshan

Senior Economist

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Ganesh Seshan is a Senior Economist in the Migration and Remittance Unit (DECMR) under the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank. His research interest is on the economics of developing countries, particularly on migration where the focus is on examining policies and social programs to enhance the developmental impact of migration and remittances. This includes the use of financial education, skills training and information campaigns.  A complementary work is to better understand forces that influence the decision to migrate overseas, its impact on household members in the origin country and financial decision-making in transnational households in the presence of information asymmetries.  His work has been pursued primarily through the collection of original micro-level data in both host and origin countries. Seshan’s research has been published among others in the Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Development Studies and B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.  He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia.