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Interacting through Migration: How Can Russia Benefit and Learn From Its Asian Neighbors?

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Has Russia been missing out on the economic benefits of labor migration—particularly to and from Asia—and if so, in what manner and to what extent? What lessons or best practices about emigration and immigration in Asia are relevant for Russia, a relatively new global migration state? While estimating the costs and benefits of international migration has been notoriously hard, the factors that make migration a boon to both sending and receiving states have been well established in comparative immigration studies and in economics. Some of these studies have been applied to Russia, but a comprehensive assessment is still lacking. The present memo seeks to fill some of the knowledge gaps and calls on scholars and analysts to study these issues further. [...] 

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Professor of Political Science
San Diego State University