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17:30 - 19:00 24 February 2016

Latin American Political Economy Seminar: Remittances, Political Preferences and Party Systems


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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David Doyle, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Oxford

Remittances are a major source of foreign exchange for some Latin American economies and they go directly into the hands of those that receive them. This project explores the political effects of these financial transfers. It argues that remittances will affect the political preferences of those that receive them. The regular receipt of remittances will reduce economic insecurity and increase consumption. This should lead to increased support for free trade and reduced support for certain types of government transfers. Over time, this will have a significant effect on macro-level policy outcomes and possibly even party competition across Latin America.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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