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
My article “Return migration, crime, and electoral engagement in Mexico” co-authored with Prof. Christian Ambrosius (UNAM, Mexico and Free University Berlin) has now been published in Electoral Studies. In this article, we contribute to the debate on the positive or negative political impact of return migrants using municipal data on voter turnout and on rates … More New Publication in Electoral 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
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
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
Our paper “Remittances and Vote Buying”, co-authored with Ezequiel González-Ocantos and Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, was accepted for publication in the Latin American Research Review.
Our paper “Sending Money Home in Times of Crime: The Case of Mexico”, co-authored with Sandra Ley and Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo, was accepted for publication at the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
“The Limits of Material Benefits: Remittances and Pro-Americanism in Mexico”, co-autored with Pascal Jaupart and Javier Aparicio, was accepted for publication at the Journal of Politics in Latin America.