About This Issue
- Spring 2011, Volume 25 Number 2
- The spring 2011 issue of Centerpiece focuses on the Center's recent activities, including the involvement of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations with the Harvard for Japan initiative, whereabouts of the Fellows Program alumni, and the 25th anniversary of the Harvard Academy. The feature, “Discovering Diverse Mechanisms of Migration:
The Mexico-US Stream from 1970 to 2000,” by Filiz Garip, explores the mechanisms that lead individuals to migrate to the United States. And finally, the feature “In Conversation With...,” is an interview with Assistant Professor Muhammet Bas with a personal look into his research on game theory and quantitative analysis.
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Main Cover Image: Our building at 61 Kirkland Street. This location houses the Fellows Program and the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations.
Photo credit: Megan Countey
- In Conversation With…Muhammet Bas
- The environmental catastrophes that have recently hit New Zealand and Japan offer not only lessons for the future, but also crucial data for Assistant Professor of Government Muhammet Bas. With a background in game theory, Bas's research will provide scholars and practitioners the necessary tools in approaching future catastrophic events or conflict.…
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- Discovering Diverse Mechanisms of Migration: The Mexico-US Stream from 1970 to 2000
- By Filiz Garip
- Diverse mechanisms lead individuals to migrate to the United States. These mechanisms are captured in various migration theories developed in multiple disciplines. In neoclassical economics, higher wages in destinations propel migration of individuals who expect to earn more there. In new economics of migration, uncertainty in the origin economy leads to migration from households that face risks to domestic earnings. In cumulative causation theory, the growing web of social ties between origin and destination fosters migration of individuals who are connected to prior migrants.…
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