Senior Economist, Development Prospects Group, World Bank
Sanket Mohapatra is a Senior Economist at the World Bank's Global Macroeconomics Team in the Development Prospects Group. His research interests include international finance, capital flows, sovereign and subsovereign ratings, corporate financing patterns in emerging economies, poverty, inequality and economic growth, and migration and remittances. He has contributed to various issues of the World Bank’s flagship Global Development Finance and Global Economic Prospects reports. He was a core team member of the Africa regional flagship report "Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments" and co-editor of "Remittance Markets in Africa", a compilation of country studies of remittance markets in eight African countries and in France and the UK. He has been a regular contributor to the World Bank’s Global Economic Weekly briefs and Migration and Development briefs. His work has been published in edited volumes, peer-reviewed journals and as working papers. He holds a Masters from Delhi School of Economics and a PhD from Columbia University.
Blogging on: People Move
- India's remittances data until third quarter of 2009 show gains
- A Factsheet on Haiti
- International Migrants Day: Remittances Become Even More Important for Development
- Fall in remittances to Mexico in October - a data quirk
- Shanta's Podcast on African Migration
- Remittances to Central Asia are falling, but less so in ruble terms
- Business as Usual in Guatemala
- Can migrant remittances build resilience to natural disasters?
- Mobile money comes to Bangladesh
- United States allows travel and remittances back home by Cuban immigrants
- China and Taiwan launch a two-way postal remittance service
- Zimbabwe’s economic crisis: will adopting foreign currency help to increase remittance flows through formal channels?
- India to Nepal remittance service launched
- Chinese migrants in Africa (and vice versa)
- Ethiopia announces first diaspora corporate bond
- Sri Lankan migrants to be allowed to invest in government securities
- Closing one door and opening another: New migration from the South
- Will international money transfers through mobile phones reduce remittance costs?
- Mexico remittances increase as the Peso weakens
- Money transfers conference in London on November 17-18: New innovations in money transfers amidst crisis
- Are High Global Oil Prices Influencing Migration Patterns?
- A look at South-South migration and Bangladesh
- Migration in the Gulf: Balancing cultural and economic needs
- How remittance securitizations can help developing countries during a credit crisis
- Making mobile banking affordable
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