Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances and Head of KNOMAD
Dilip Ratha is Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances and Head of KNOMAD. He acts as the World Bank’s focal point on migration, remittances and diaspora bonds and also coordinates the Global Remittances Working Group (G7/G20). His TED Talk “The hidden force in global economics: sending money home,” has 1.4 million views. Besides migration, Dilip has worked extensively on innovative financing tools such as future-flow securitization, models for predicting sovereign ratings, and South-South FDI. Before joining the World Bank, he was a regional economist at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Singapore, and taught at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been a visiting professor of economics at the University of Sussex and a senior visiting fellow at Harvard South Asia Institute.