Colombia Diaspora

Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Director, Growth Lab
Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, HKS

Ricardo Hausmann is the founder and Director of Harvard’s Growth Lab and the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at...

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Office Address: Rubenstein-338

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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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The Role of the Diaspora in the Internationalization of the Colombian Economy

After surveying over 30% of the diaspora of Colombia, Growth Lab researchers and their co-authors studied a number of factors related to this diaspora.

In this Growth Lab podcast, Ana Grisanti interviews Professors Ricardo Hausmann, Annalee Saxenian, and Ljubica Nedlkoska, who describe the internationalization mission in Colombia, the role of the diaspora in this mission, and the policy implications of this research.

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Grisanti, A., et al., 2021. Colombian Diaspora Survey Results Dashboard. Publisher's VersionAbstract
As part of the "Role of the Diaspora in the Internationalization of the Colombian Economy" project, Growth Lab researchers surveyed 11,500 members of the Colombian diaspora, located in well over 100 countries. They studied the migration journeys, the diaspora’s attachment to Colombia, the level of diaspora engagement and interest in engaging, the intentions to return back home, the interest in diaspora government policy, and the overall sentiment of the diaspora towards Colombia.

The Role of the Diaspora in the Internationalization of the Colombian Economy

As of 2021, about ten percent of the Colombian population, or five million Colombians mainly resided outside Colombia. As Colombians live and work abroad, they develop perspectives that are different from those of the Colombians that never migrated. Some are learning to use more advanced technology at the job in a foreign firm, some are learning cutting edge skills in a foreign university, some are immersing in a new language and a new cultural experience through relationships with non-Colombian partners, and some are even working on groundbreaking inventions and innovations involving...

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Engaging Diasporas Around the World

On April 1, 2021, researchers at the Growth Lab shared insights and approaches to understanding global diasporas and diaspora engagement. Not all diaspora groups are equal, and they interact with their host country in a myriad of ways. The Growth Lab has worked in several contexts, including Albania, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan, among others, and shared an overview of what we have learned and implications for future research and policy implementation.

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Jessie Lu

Former Research Assistant, Growth Lab

Jessie Lu started at the Center for International Development’s Growth Lab as a Research Assistant in August 2019. Prior to joining the Growth Lab, she...

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Eric Protzer

Eric Protzer

Research Fellow, Growth Lab

Eric joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2019.

Prior to joining CID he worked on an...

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Ana Grisanti

Ana Grisanti

Former Research Analyst, Growth Lab

Ana Grisanti recently graduated magna cum lade from Boston College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology. She is member of The Phi Beta...

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John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 34
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138