Martin Ruhs is a University Lecturer in Political Economy at Kellogg College, University of Oxford and also member of the Center on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University. He is also a member of the Migration Advisory Committee to the United Kingdom government.
Ruhs is most famous for his detailed description of the empirically observed trade-off between the rights or privileges that migrants acquire in a country by virtue of their presence in its territory, and the degree of openness that a country has to migrants. He has described these arguments in many fora.
- His 2013 book, The Price of Rights, discusses the argument in detail. The book was published in August 2013 by Princeton University Press (official book page) and also has a separate book website.
- Ruhs detailed some of his main findings in the blog post Ten features of labour immigration policies in high-income countries, January 15, 2014.
- Ruhs also wrote an op-ed titled Migrants Don’t Need More Rights for the New York Times, December 18, 2013.
We intend to eventually publish a review of The Price of Rights. For the time being, you might want to check out this discussion on Open Borders Action Group.