Philip L. Martin


Philip L Martin

Philip L. Martin is Emeritus Professor at University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975, and is the Editor of Rural Migration News and chairs the UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. His research focuses on economic development, competition, farm labour, and immigration policy, and he has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex and controversial migration and labour issues. In the U.S., Martin was the only academic appointed to the Commission on Agricultural Workers to assess the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and he assessed the prospects for Turkish migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labour markets in 1994-95, and was a member of the Binational Study of Mexico-US Migration between 1995 and 1997.