Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Chair, UC Comparative Immigration and Integration Program
Editor, Migration News and Rural Migration News
Office: 2101 Social Science and Humanities
- Farm Labor
- Economic Development
Philip Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labor, and economic development.
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 assessed the prospects for Turkish migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, and evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labor markets in 1994-95. In 2001-02, he assessed the options for dealing with unauthorized migration into Thailand.
He received UC Davis’ Distinguished Public Service award in 1994, and was a member of the Binational Study of Migration between 1995 and 1997.
Relevant Research for the Migration Research Cluster
- Martin, P.L., "The United States: The Continuing Immigration Debate and Germany: Managing Migration in the 21st Century," Controlling Immigration. A Global Perspective. Edited by Hollifield, J., P.L. Martin, and P. Orrenius. Stanford University Press (2013).
- Martin, P.L., "Immigration and Farm Labor: Policy Options and Consequences," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95 (2013), 470-475.
- Martin, P.L., "Reducing Migration Costs and Maximizing Human Development," in Global Perspectives on Migration and Development, edited by Omelaniuk, Irena. Springer (2012).
- Martin, P.L., "High-Skilled Migrants: S&E Workers in the United States," American Behavioral Scientist 56 (2012), 1058-1079.