Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Philip Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labor, and economic development.
Martin is Chair of the University of California’s Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, and editor of the monthly Migration News and the quarterly Rural Migration News.
Martin has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex and controversial migration and labor 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. Heassessed the prospects for Turkish migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labor 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.