Ruhs, Martin

European University Institute

Professor Martin Ruhs is Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He is on leave from the University of Oxford. Martin’s research focuses on the economics and politics of international migration, with a strong international comparative dimension. His books include The Price of Rights. Regulating International Labour Migration (Princeton University Press 2013), Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy-Making on Migration and Integration (Oxford University Press 2019, co-edited with Kristof Tamas and Joakim Palme), and Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy (Oxford University Press 2010, co-edited with B. Anderson). He is currently working on research projects that analyse the tensions between free movement and European welfare states (freeEUmove); public policy preferences for international cooperation on migration and refugee protection (MEDAM); the role of migrants in shaping systemic resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic (MigResHub); the use of new technologies in asylum and migration governance (AFAR); and the ethics of migration policy dilemmas (Dilemmas). Martin has also not yet given up on a long-delayed book project on ‘multinational corporations, migrant labour, and the nation state’.