Carolina Garriga

Professor of Political Science

I am a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.  I am the Deputy Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, and fellow at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. My research and teaching interests include international and comparative political economy, and the interactions between of domestic and international institutions.   

Currently, I am working on the study of central banks'governance, the adoption of restrictive monetary institutions in developing countries, the political economy of FDI, and the political economy of conflict.  My work on central banks' mandates was funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Fund, and my reserch on the economic consequences of criminal violence was finded by the Academy of Medical Sciences. 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, Governance, Regulation & Governance, Political Research Quarterly, Economic Modelling, Economic Analysis and Policy, and other outlets. 

University of EssexDepartment of GovernmentOffice: 5B.308Wivenhoe ParkColchester CO4 3SQ

Contact: carolina.garriga [at]

  ResearchGate    GoogleScholar