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The bioeconomics of migration: A selective review towards a modelling perspective

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  • Electra Petracou
  • Anastasios Xepapadeas
  • Athanasios Yannacopoulos

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We present a selective review of migration and its connection with the economy, focusing on issues leading towards a modelling perspective.We introduce a class of models based on difference equations on directed graphs that may provide a quantitative and qualitative description of human migration and present some of their bioeconomic, mathematical and simulation challenges.

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Paper provided by Athens University of Economics and Business in its series DEOS Working Papers with number 1306.

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