Why do some dictators have open migration policies while others close down to emigration? Do emigration and remittances allow dictators to survive or do they threaten the survival of dictatorships? Under what conditions do dictators engage with their diasporas? And what kinds of consequences do remittances have for political behaviour under dictatorship? Do these consequences differ from those in new democracies?
Publications and Working Papers
- Escribà-Folch, A, C. Meseguer and J. Wright. 2015. “Remittances and Democratization.” International Studies Quarterly, 59 (3): 571-586.
- “Remittances and Protest in Dictatorships” (with Abel Escribà-Folch and Joseph Wright). Working Paper
- “Remittances, Exchange Rate Regimes, and Central Bank Independence.” (with Carolina Garriga de Phillips). Working Paper
Examples of Public Engagement
- Blog Post: Remittances and Walls