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  • Edited by Rupa Chanda, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore , Pralok Gupta, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
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This book provides an overview of the trends and characteristics of mobility between India and the EU from an historical (diaspora), economic (trade and investment) and regulatory (immigration) perspective. It also analyses the movement of professionals in selected sectors and occupations, such as IT, architecture, engineering and legal services, as well as student mobility between the two regions. The book discusses sector-specific as well as cross-cutting factors that shape the different types of mobility between the EU and India, the regulatory and other constraints to these migration flows, their impact and contribution on both sides, and the associated sensitivities and concerns. Drawing upon the analysis of these different types of mobility and the associated challenges, the book highlights how such mobility could be facilitated and managed through bilateral discussions between India and the EU, under formal as well as other arrangements.


‘The mobility of people lies at the heart of economic advance, and creates large gains not only to the migrants themselves but also to many in the countries of origin and destination. India and the EU are natural partners and this book offers a rich multidimensional analysis of the history and structure of the flow between them; it contains several highly informative sectoral studies and recommendations for policy. It is an important piece of scholarship and a ‘must-read' for anyone interested in mobility in general or in India–EU relations.'

L. Alan Winters - University of Sussex

‘With the European Union as a major destination for migrants and India as a leading source country, India–EU migration is going to be a major policy issue in a world of rising international migration. This timely book offers a first-rate economic analysis of various policy issues connected to the phenomenon. I can scarcely think of anyone better than Rupa Chanda to provide [an] intellectual lead in this important field.'

Arvind Panagariya - Columbia University

‘This book is an invaluable addition to our knowledge about Indian migration to the European Union, and in particular the mobility of highly skilled professionals and students and the obstacles that they face. Readers will find a wealth of information on current policy frameworks across the EU, and the impact they have on skilled professionals such as lawyers, engineers, and IT professionals. Strongly recommended for all migration researchers, India studies scholars, and policy makers.'

Philippe Fargues - European University Institute

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