Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California
Period: May – July 2015
Work on recruitment costs of migrant workers and economics of diversity
Philip Martin is a labor economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he worked at the Brookings Institution on labor and immigration issues. He has worked for the World Bank, IMF, and UN agencies such as the ILO and UNDP in countries around the world, and is the author of numerous articles and books on labor and immigration issues.
Martin’s research focuses on farm labor and rural poverty, labor migration and economic development, and immigration policy and guest worker issues; he has testified before Congress and state and local agencies numerous times on these issues. Martin is the editor of Migration News and Rural Migration News (http:// migration.ucdavis.edu), and received UCD’s Distinguished Public Service award in 1994.