Martin Ruhs Research Affiliate & Former Staff

Martin Ruhs is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, a Fellow of Kellogg College and COMPAS Affiliate 2015-16. Martin is collaborating with COMPAS on a Breakfast Briefing talk, as well as a new Working Paper on EU status on wages.

Martin worked at COMPAS between 2003-2015 as a Senior Researcher working on the economics and politics of international labour migration, with a strong international comparative dimension. Recent publications developed at COMPAS include: The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration (Princeton University Press, 2013 and 2015) and Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy (co-edited with Bridget Anderson, Oxford University Press, 2010 and 2012).




CitizenshipEuropean UnionLabour MarketsLow Skilled MigrationPoliciesPoliticsRightsWelfare


Book Chapters

Edited Books


Journal Articles

Special Issues

Labour Migration in Europe

Martin Ruhs, Ken Mayhew

Working Papers

Other Publications


A need for migrant labour? Labour shortages, immigration and public policy

Bridget Anderson and Martin Ruhs | October 2007 – October 2009

Changing status, changing lives? The socio-economic impact of EU Enlargement on low wage migrant labour in the UK

Bridget Anderson, Martin Ruhs and Sarah Spencer | March 2004 – May 2005

Immigrants and Employment Discrimination

Madeleine Sumption, Martin Ruhs and Yvonni Markaki | March – April 2015

Migration and Poverty in the UK

Martin Ruhs, Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption and Yvonni Markaki | February – April 2015

The Economics and Politics of Migrant Rights

Martin Ruhs | 2008 – 2014