New Publication in Oxford Development Studies

Our paper “Remittances, Exchange Rates, and Central Bank Independence” was recently published in Oxford Development Studies. This is work in co-authorship with Carolina Garriga-Phillips (Essex University). In this paper, we explore how remittances affect the choice of exchange rate regimes. Previous research shows that remittances, by easing the ‘impossible trinity’, increase the probability of governments … More New Publication in Oxford Development Studies

New Publication in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Our paper “Family Remittances and Vigilantism in Mexico” (co-authored with Sandra Ley (CIDE) and Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo (LSE)) was recently published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. We explore the role of workers’ remittances in supporting vigilante organisations in Mexico. Research on remittances posits both a positive and a negative effect on collective action … More New Publication in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Recent Presentations of Research

Recent presentations of research have included the Department of Politics and Law at the University of Salamanca (19 February 2019) and at the Institute for Public Policies, 11 December 2019 (Spanish Council for Scientific Research). I also presented my work at IMISCOE Annual Meeting, which took place in Mälmo (Sweden) in July 2019.

New Publication in the American Journal of Political Science

The article “Remittances and Protest in Dictatorships”, co-authored with Dr. Abel Escribà-Folch and Professor Joseph Wright appeared in the American Journal of Political Science. Remittances—money migrant workers send back home—are the second largest source of international financial flows in developing countries. As with other sources of international finance, such as foreign direct investment and foreign … More New Publication in the American Journal of Political Science

Presentation of Research in Progress at the Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and at REPAL

Dr. Covadonga Meseguer presented her research in progress at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (LASA), Barcelona May 23-26th. She is also scheduled to present her research in progress at REPAL (Red de Economía Política de América Latina) Annual Meeting in June 14th, Bogotá, Colombia.

Chair of Excellence at University Carlos III, Madrid

Dr. Meseguer is starting a period of research at University Carlos III, Madrid, on March 1st. She will be hosted by the Juan March Institute and the Department of Social Sciences under a Santander Chair of Excellence. During her stay, Covadonga will continue to develop her research on the emigrant-politics nexus. A summary of her … More Chair of Excellence at University Carlos III, Madrid