Philip Martin is Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department of the University of California, Davis. He edits the quarterly Rural Migration News and is director of the UCD Gifford Center for Population Studies. His research focuses on immigration, farm labor, and economic development. Martin was the only researcher appointed to the Commission on Agricultural Workers to assess the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and received UC Davis’ Distinguished Public Service award in 1994. He assessed the prospects for Turkish migration to the European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labor markets in 1994-95, and was a member of the Binational Study of Migration between 1995 and 1997.
His recent research includes The United States: The Continuing Immigration Debate and Germany: Managing Migration in the 21st Century (Stanford University Press, 2013) and Merchants of Labor: Recruiters and International Labor Migration (Oxford University Press, 2017).