In February 2023, two earthquakes tore through southern Türkiye and northern Syria, tragically claiming over 45,000 lives, reducing homes and infrastructure to ruins and leaving 3.3 million displaced. How can the affected regions regroup and rebuild?
Cem Özgüzel is an Economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Cem is an applied economist with research interests focused on international migration, labour markets and regional economics. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Galatasaray University, a M.A. in Applied Economics from University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and a Ph.D. in economics from Paris School of Economics.
Migration supporting regional development: Lessons for the Ukraine refugee crisis
The arrival of migrants in OECD regions is not new. In 2019 alone, 5.3 million new permanent migrants settled in OECD countries, many moving from one OECD country to another. These included foreign doctors, nurses and scientists.