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Diaspora economics: new perspectives

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  • Amelie F. Constant
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new field and suggest a new research agenda. Design/methodology/approach - Combine ethnicity, migration and international relations into a new thinking. Provide a typology of diaspora and a thorough evaluation of its role and the roles of the home and host countries. Findings - Diaspora economics is more than a new word for migration economics. It opens a new strand to political economy. Diaspora is perceived to be a well-defined group of migrants and their offspring with a joined cultural identity and ongoing identification with the country or culture of origin. This implies the potential to undermine the nation-state. Diasporas can shape policies in the host countries. Originality/value - Provide a new understanding of global human relations.

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  • Amelie F. Constant & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016. "Diaspora economics: new perspectives," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(7), pages 1110-1135, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:37:y:2016:i:7:p:1110-1135
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    5. Constant, Amelie F., 2020. "Time-Space Dynamics of Return and Circular Migration: Theories and Evidence," GLO Discussion Paper Series 446, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    6. Petz Marcus & Eskelinen Teppo, 2019. "Sysmä Community Currency: An Analysis of its Success from the Perspectives of Purposes, Stakeholders and Promotion," European Countryside, Sciendo, vol. 11(3), pages 417-442, September.
    7. Amelie F. Constant & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017. "Towards a New European Refugee Policy that Works," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 14(4), pages 03-08, 02.
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    Keywords

    Ethnicity; Migration; Diaspora economics; Nation-state;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
    • F66 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Labor
    • F68 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Policy
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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