Following the publication of our research on deportations in Global Networks, we have published two blog posts in Spanish and English. In Spanish, we have published the summary of our main results with Agenda Pública; in English, we have published a post in the Latin American and Caribbean Centre blog. We hope you will find … More New Blog Posts
Last week, I participated in the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, the most important conference in international studies. I enjoyed sharing a panel with Professors Gabriella Montinola (UC Davis); Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz (Bates College); and Jesse Acevedo (Denver University). Papers were presented on the political economy of remittances and their fiscal impact; remittances and … More Participation in the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montréal, 15th-18th March.
Together with my colleague Christian Ambrosius, we have just published the article “Forced Returns fuel anti-Americanism: Evidence from U.S: Deportations to Latin America.” This is the abstract of the paper: “In the last two decades, forced removals have been the main feature of U.S. migration policy toward Latin America. In this research, we explore whether … More New Publication in Global Networks
On November 18th, I participated in a very interesting workshop organized by Prof. Christian Ambrosius, Freie University Berlin and Latin American Centre. A group of economists and political scientists got together to discuss issues as diverse as the effectiveness of information campaigns about the risks of emigrating; anti-Chinese sentiments in Sub-Saharan Africa; the role of … More Participation in the Workshop “The Political Economy of Migration Regimes.” Berlin, Freie Universität, 18 November.
I took part in the Conference “The Economic Consequences of Crime in Mexico” as part of a research network devoted to study the political economy aspects of crime and its consequences for politics and economics in that country. The network is coordinated by my colleagues and co-authors Carolina Garriga Phillips and Sandra Ley. Together with … More Participation in the Network “The Economic Consequences of Crime in Mexico”, CIDE, Mexico City, 29-30 September.
Our paper entitled “National Identity and anti-Immigrant Sentiment: Experimental Evidence from Mexico” has just been published online in Migration Studies. I have co-authored this paper with Dr. Jesse Acevedo (University of Denver). As you can read in the abstract, in this article, we explored how historical patterns of identity construction shape today’s attitudes towards immigrants … More New Publication in Migration Studies
Beyond thrilled to be participating in my first in-person conference in over two years. And what a treat this will take place at the EUI, Migration Policy Center, Florence. I will be presenting a co-authored paper with my friend and colleague, Professor Christian Ambrosius, on deportations and their impact on trust and dispositions toward the … More Conference at the Migration Policy Center, EUI, May 23-25. “Continuities and Change in a Migration World.”
Our book “Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships” (PUP) is now available for purchase. For information regarding the book, please keep an eye on this website, where you will be able to find supplementary information on data resources, technical appendixes, media contributions, and other updates. Hope you will find the book interesting. Here is … More “Migration and Democracy” now available !
Later this year, Princeton University Press will publish our book “Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorship.” (with Abel Escribà-Folch and Joseph Wright). Migration and Democracy focuses on the effects of worker remittances—money sent by migrants back to their home countries—and how these resources shape political action in the Global South. Remittances are not only the … More Forthcoming book and Foreign Affairs piece
The resource mobilization theory has long emphasized the role of resources in facilitating collective mobilization. In turn, recent research on crime and insecurity in Mexico has drawn attention to the role of local networks of solidarity in facilitating mobilization against crime. We rely on these two literatures to propose that remittances — that is, the resources … More New Publication in International Migration Review