I am a Reader in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

With a background both in international relations and in comparative politics, my research and teaching interests include international and comparative political economy, the influence of domestic institutions on international cooperation, and Latin American politics.

My current research includes the study of the adoption of restrictive monetary institutions in developing countries, the causes and consequences of central bank independence, the political determinants of FDI, and the political economy of conflict. My newest project studies central banks' mandates, and it was funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Fund. My research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Regulation & Governance, Political Research Quarterly, Economic Modelling, International Interactions, and other outlets.

I serve as co-editor of International Interactions (IPE) for the period 2019-2023.

University of EssexDepartment of GovernmentWivenhoe ParkColchester CO4 3SQ
Office: 5B.308

Contact: carolina.garriga [at] essex.ac.uk

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