Diaspora Economics: New Perspectives

International Journal of Manpower, 2016, vol. 37 Issue 7, pp. 1-28

31 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2016

See all articles by Amelie F. Constant

Amelie F. Constant

Princeton University; UNU-MERIT; CESifo

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Global Labor Organization (GLO); UNU-MERIT; Maastricht University, Department of Economics; Free University Berlin; University of Bonn; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Journal of Population Economics

Date Written: August 27, 2016

Abstract

Purpose: Introduce a new field and suggest a new research agenda.

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.

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.

Originality/Value: Provide a new understanding of global human relations.

Keywords: Diaspora economics, ethnicity, migration, nation-state

JEL Classification: F22, F24, F66, F68, J61

Suggested Citation

Constant, Amelie F. and Zimmermann, Klaus F., Diaspora Economics: New Perspectives (August 27, 2016). International Journal of Manpower, 2016, vol. 37 Issue 7, pp. 1-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2830927 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2830927

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