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Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2355; doi:10.3390/su9122355

A Chaos Theory Perspective on International Migration

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Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Craiova 200585, Romania
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Faculty of Agrifood and Environmental Economics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Mihail Moxa Street, no. 5-7, District 1, Bucharest 010374, Romania
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Received: 18 October 2017 / Revised: 9 December 2017 / Accepted: 11 December 2017 / Published: 17 December 2017
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This paper aims at providing a different approach to international migration analysis, beyond classical models previously proposed by specialized literature. Chaos theory is getting more and more applied into macroeconomics once traditional linear models or even previous dynamic analysis become less suitable. Modern science sees chaos as unpredictable evolution, maybe even disorder. Still, chaos has got its own rules and can describe many dynamic phenomena within our world. Thus, we test whether international migration data falls under the rules of chaos and whether recent developments within the “European migration crisis” (the total daily migration inflows towards the coasts of Italy, by sea, from January 2014 to April 2017) could be described as chaotic. View Full-Text
Keywords: international migration; chaos theory; crisis; EU international migration; chaos theory; crisis; EU
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Tănasie, A.; Drăcea, R.; Lădaru, G.R. A Chaos Theory Perspective on International Migration. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2355.

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