Isabel Ruiz

Official Fellow

Associate Professor of Political Economy

Department for Continuing Education

PhD (Western Michigan), MA (Oxon), MSc (Western Michigan), BA (Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia)

Isabel Ruiz is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Oxford. She is the current Director of Studies in Economics at the Department for Continuing Education and an Associate at the Department of Economics, the Department of International Development, and the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford. She is also a Fellow at Kellogg College. From 2011 to 2018 Isabel was the Fellow in Economics at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, where she led the economics teaching for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Economics and Management (E&M) degrees. She also served as vice-principal of Harris Manchester College in 2018.

A native of Colombia, Isabel has published widely on topics related to international development and international migration with an emphasis on forced migration. She is one of the coordinators of the “Economics of Forced Migration” project and was one of the researchers in the “The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration” project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). Her recent publications include “Differences in Labour Market Outcomes between Natives, Refugees and Other Migrants in the UK” in the Journal of Economic Geography (2018) and “Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context” in World Development (2017).