I am a Lecturer in International Relations 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, and the political determinants of FDI. My research has been published in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Regulation & Governance, International Interactions, and other outlets.

For the period 2019-2023, I will serve as co-editor of International Interactions.

(*) I am on leave as Associate Professor of Political Science in the Division of Political Studies at CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico), and as member of the Mexican National System of Research (SNI Level II ).

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

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