Philippe Legrain is an economist, writer, commentator and consultant, with an interest in globalisation, international migration, the Western financial crisis and the Euro. He was special adviser to the World Trade Organisation under New Zealander Mike Moore, a former trade and economics correspondent at The Economist and has authored books on globalisation, international migration, the financial crisis and Europe as part of a wide-ranging career. One of his most well known books is Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them (2007). Legrain will visit New Zealand in August as a guest of HOST International, a group committed to advocating for the rights of displaced people. He will discuss his findings about the economic value of welcoming and employing refugees.