Dr Carolina Garriga

Department of Government
Dr Carolina Garriga



I am a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. 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 causes and consequences of central bank independence, the adoption of restrictive monetary institutions in developing countries, and the political determinants of FDI. My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Regulation & Governance, Economic Modelling, International Interactions, and other outlets. I am co-editor of International Interactions


  • PhD University of Pittsburgh,

  • Master in European Union Law University Complutense of Madrid,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (1/10/2018 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate professor, Political Science,, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) (1/11/2016 - 30/9/2018)

  • Assistant professor, Political Science,, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) (1/6/2010 - 31/10/2016)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Political Economy

Open to supervise

Comparative Political Economy

Open to supervise

Central banks

Open to supervise

Foreign direct investment

Open to supervise

International Cooperation

Key words: International organizations
Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • International Organisations (GV212)

  • Applied Research Design (GV915)


Journal articles (11)

Bodea, C., Garriga, AC. and Higashijima, M., (2019). Economic Institutions and Autocratic Breakdown: Monetary Constraints and Spending in Dominant-Party Regimes. Journal of Politics. 81 (2), 601-615

Garriga, AC. and Rodriguez, CM., (2019). More Effective than We Thought: Central Bank Independence and Inflation in Developing Countries. Economic Modelling

Garriga, AC. and Meseguer, C., (2019). Remittances, Monetary Institutions, and Autocracies. Oxford Development Studies, 1-16

Garriga, AC., (2017). Inversión extranjera directa en México: comparación entre la inversión procedente de los Estados Unidos y del resto del mundo. Foro Internacional. 57 (2), 317-355

Garriga, AC., (2017). Regulatory lags, liberalization, and vulnerability to banking crises. Regulation and Governance. 11 (2), 143-165

Garriga, AC., (2016). Central Bank Independence in the World: A New Data Set. International Interactions. 42 (5), 849-868

Garriga, AC., (2016). Human Rights Regimes, Reputation, and Foreign Direct Investment. International Studies Quarterly. 60 (1), 160-172

Garriga, AC. and Grau Vidiella, M., (2015). Actitudes ante la inversión extranjera: el caso de México. Foro Internacional. 55 (3), 879-916

Garriga, AC. and Phillips, BJ., (2014). Foreign Aid as a Signal to Investors: Predicting FDI in Post-conflict Countries. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 58 (2), 280-306

Garriga, AC. and Ortiz, HD., (2014). Delegated Decree Authority (DDA): Instruments to compare dda scope, with application to Latin American cases. Politica y Gobierno. 21 (1), 201-232

Garriga, AC., (2009). Regime Type and Bilateral Treaty Formalization. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 53 (5), 698-726

Grants and funding


A servant of many masters: What are the consequences of assigning multiple mandates to central banks?

British Academy



5B.308, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday, 2 pm to 4 pm (during term)