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Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci is a Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and Director of the Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies at Regent's University London, UK. He has widely published on migration, ethnicity, conflict, labour markets, and remittances. He has authored several books and numerous articles on minorities in the UK, Kurds in Turkey, conflict and migration in Iraq, remittances and financial crisis, transnational mobile consumers and marketing. He has conducted research on minorities and migration in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the UK. His most recent books include Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond (The World Bank, 2012, with J. Cohen and D. Ratha), Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (University of Texas Press, 2011, with J. Cohen), Transnational Marketing and Transnational Consumers (Springer, 2013), Politics and Law in Turkish Migration (Transnational Press London, 2015, with D. Elcin and G. Seker), and Family and Human Capital in Turkish Migration (Transnational Press London, 2015, with N. Milewski, M. Yucesahin and A. Rolls). He also authored and The Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006). Prof Sirkeci is also the Editor of Migration Letters and The Migration Conferences.
Prof Philip L. Martin is Emeritus Professor at University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Prof Martin is the Editor of Migration News and Rural Migration News while also chairing the UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. Prof Martin's research focuses on economic development, competition, farm labour, and immigration policy. Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Chair UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. Philip Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labour, and economic development. Martin is Chair of the University of California’s Comparative Immigration and Integration Program. Martin has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex and controversial migration and labour issues. In the U.S., he was the only academic appointed to the Commission on Agricultural Workers to assess the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He received UC Davis’ Distinguished Public Service award in 1994. He assessed the prospects for Turkish migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labour markets in 1994-95, and Martin was a member of the Binational Study of Migration between 1995 and 1997. In 2001-02, he assessed the options for dealing with unauthorized migration into Thailand.
Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen is Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University. Professor Jeffrey Cohen's research focuses on three areas: migration, development and nutrition. Since the early 1990s he as studied the impact, structure and outcome of migration from indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. He has also conducted comparative research on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration. His work on traditional foods, nutrition and migration was supported by the National Geographic Society. In addition to ongoing work in Oaxaca, he is currently studying the migration of Mexicans to Columbus. Cohen is a regular contributor of The Migration Conferences and author of Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (University of Texas Press, 2012, with I. Sirkeci). Prof Cohen is also the Editor of Migration Letters journal.
Dr Bharati Basu is a professor at Central Michigan University and she has co-authored with J. Bang, the article titled "Insurance and remittances: New evidence from Latin American immigrants to the US". Migration Letters, 10(3), 383-398. Retrieved from http://journal1.tplondon.com/journal/index.php/ml/article/view/45.