Isabel Ruiz is the Official Fellow in Economics at Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford where she teaches introductory and core courses in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Economics and Management (E&M) programmes. Isabel has written widely on topics related to economic development, international capital flows (foreign direct investment and workers’ remittances) and international migration with an emphasis on forced migration.
Dr. Ruiz is one of the coordinators of the “Economics of Forced Migration” project and is currently working on a project on the gender impacts of hosting refugees (funded by UNU-WIDER). She was one of the researchers in the “The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration” project by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford in conjunction with Maastricht University and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). Isabel is also an Oxford Associate at the Latin American Centre, the Commercial Law Centre and at the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, at the University of Oxford.
A native of Colombia, Isabel maintains a strong connection and commitment to Latin America. Isabel received her doctorate degree from Western Michigan University in 2006 and an undergraduate degree from Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia.