Dilip Ratha


Remittances & Migration    Diaspora Bonds    Future-Flow Securitization    Country Risk Rating


Peer-reviewed articles

Working papers/reports







 Peer-reviewed articles including op-eds

“Impact of remittances on household income, asset and human capital: Evidence from Sri LankaMigration and Development, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2012.

“Diaspora Bonds for Funding EducationMigration Letters, October 2011 (Link to the journal).

“Harnessing DiasporasFinance and Development, September 2011.

“A Bond for the Homeland.” May 2011. Foreign Policy.

“Homeward Bond.” March 2011. New York Times/International Herald Tribune.

“Shadow Sovereign Ratings for Unrated Developing Countries.” March 2011. World Development.

“Diaspora bonds: Tapping the Diaspora during Difficult Times.” October 2010. Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Pollicy.

“Forecasting Migrant Remittances During the Global Financial Crisis October 2010. Migration Letters.

”Dollars Without Borders: Can the Global Flow of Remittances Survive the Crisis?” October 2009. Foreign Affairs.

“New Paths to Funding.” June 2009, Finance and Development.

“Beyond Aid: New Sources and Innovative Mechanisms for Financing Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.” April 2008. Chapter in Africa at a Turning Point?: Growth, Aid, and External Shocks edited by Delfin Go and John Page, World Bank Publications.

“Leveraging Remittances for Development.” MPI Policy Brief, June 2007

“South-South Migration and Remittances.” World Bank, June 2007

“Leveraging Remittances for International Capital Market Access.” World Bank, November 2005.

"Workers' Remittances: An Important and Stable Source of External Development Finance." Global Development Finance 2003.

“Reducing Remittance FeesGlobal Economic Prospects 2006.

“South-South FDI flows: How Big Are They?” Transnational Corporations, April 2004.

“Demand for World Bank LendingEconomic Systems, December 2005.

“Remittances: A Lifeline for DevelopmentFinance and Development, Back to Basics, December 2005.

“Sending Money Home: Trends in Migrant RemittancesFinance and Development, Picture This, December 2005.

“Trends, Determinants, and Macroeconomic Effects of RemittancesGlobal Economic Prospects 2006.

“Remittances, Households, and Poverty.” Global Economic Prospects 2006.

 “Recent Advances in Future-Flow SecuritizationThe Financier. December 2005.

“Understanding the Importance of RemittancesWorld Migration 2005, IOM.

 “Migrant Remittances in Central America.” Chapter in Central America: Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration,” edited by Patricia Brenner, International Monetary Fund, 2006.

"Sustaining and Promoting Equity-Related Finance for Developing Countries." Global Development Finance 2003.

 “Corporate Financial Structures and Performance in Developing Countries.” Chapter in The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries, edited by Litan, Pomerleano, and  Sundararajan. Bookings Institution Press, 2003; also Chapter in Global Development Finance 2003.

“Financing Development through Future-Flow Securitization.” PREMnotes, World Bank, June 2002.

“Did BIS Regulations Shorten Debt Maturity in Developing CountriesEconomic and Political Weekly, April 2002.

“Securitization of Future Flow Receivables: A Useful Tool for Developing CountriesFinance and Development, March 2001.

“Short-Term Debt and Financial Crises.” Article in Managing Financial and Corporate Distress: Lessons from Asia, edited by Adams, Litan and Pomerleano, Brookings Institution Press, September 2000.

 “The Role of Short-Term Debt in Recent CrisesFinance and Development, December 2000.

 “The Benefits and Risks of Short-Term Borrowing.” Chapter in Global Development Finance 2000, April 2000.

"On Finite Lifetimes and Growth." Journal of Macroeconomics, Spring 1996.

"Complementarity Between Public and Private Investment in India." Journal of Development Economics, July 1990.

"Price Subsidies and Irrigation Investment in India: Macro Implications.," Economic and Political Weekly, September 26, 1992.

"India's Exports of Capital Goods: An Evaluation." Economic and Political Weekly, August 27, 1990.