Movement(s), economy and development

This inter-disciplinary research group has strong interest in migration, economic and social change, and development in East Asia.

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The  cluster consists of researchers with disciplinary backgrounds in international relations, economics, anthropology, business and law who conduct cutting-edge research with a focus particularly on contemporary China, Japan and Korea.

The cluster members’ varied research interests are unified by their joint aim to comprehensively assess the shifting social and economic environments of East Asia and provide a forum for researchers to share ideas and develop research projects on related topics. We welcome academics and PhD students to join our cluster.

Research keywords

  • Migration
  • Depopulation
  • Social change
  • Policy
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Expatriate Adjustment
  • Regional studies
  • Urban geography
  • Development studies
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Social policy
  • Politics

Cluster members

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