C. Omar Kebbeh is an economist from the Gambia. He currently works in the Balance of Payments Division, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Prior to joining BEA, he worked as a Statistician for the State of North Carolina. His research interests are in remittances, international labor movements, economic growth, international trade, and debt sustainability. He received his B.S in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Masters in Applied Economics from North Carolina State University and a Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University.