Isabel Ruiz

Official Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Harris Manchester College

Other affiliations

Commercial Law Centre


Dr Isabel Ruiz is the Official Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Harris Manchester College.  She is also a Fellow of the Commercial Law Centre, and a Research Associate of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).

For further biographical information and details of recent publications, please see Dr Ruiz's page at Harris Manchester College.


Research Interests

Dr. Ruiz has published on topics related to international capital flows (foreign direct investment and workers' remittances) and in the importance institutions in Latin America (particularly the cases of Mexico and Colombia). She is also interested in international migration with an emphasis in forced migration. Her recent publications include "The Economics of Forced Migration" (2013) in the Journal of Developing Studies, “The Impact of Crime and Insecurity on Trust in Democracy and Institutions” in the American Economic Review (2013) and “The Impact of FDI on CO2 Emissions in Latin America” (2012) in Oxford Development Studies.

She is currently part of the research team for the project “The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration” (funded by UK DFID and IZA).

Research projects & programmes

Commercial Law Centre