University of Oxford
Dr Isabel Ruiz is the Official Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Harris Manchester College.
PhD, MA (Western Michigan University, USA), BBA (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)
International Economics and Finance, International Development
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.
Dr. Ruiz teaches for the undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Economics and Management (EM) at Harris Manchester College. She teaches the first-year economics as well as core papers in economics for second year students. She also teaches the Economics of Development Countries for third year students at the University.
Dr. Ruiz is a research associate at the Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford, and adjunct researcher at Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia). She has also been a visiting lecturer at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at Maastricht University (Netherlands).