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Department of Economics

Eugénia Pires

MSc (Finance and Development, SOAS, University of London) BSc (Lisbon)

Overview

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Name:
Eugénia Pires
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Working Title: Political Economy of Migrants’ Remittances: Evidence from the Angolan Diaspora in Portugal
Year of Study:
3
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PhD Research

The research aims to uncover how the remittances’ economic and non-economic determinants interplay and shape the flow of remittances and to what extent non-economic factors, such as kinship, ethnicity, custom, social norms and moral values provide a broader rationality present in the strong resilience observed in remittance flows. For that it will carefully analyse the intermediate steps underpinning the remittances decision-making process and the role of the cost. As the process of remitting is deeply rooted in social relations, Marxist theory will provide the integral theoretical underpinnings to the study of the political economy of migrants’ remittances. The research seeks to collect evidence from both the Angolan diaspora in Portugal.

PhD Publications

  • Pires, E. (2009), “A sustentabilidade das remessas de emigrantes num contexto de crise económica global: o caso de Cabo-Verde” [“The intrinsic sustainability of migrants remittances in the context of global crisis: Cape-Verde case study”], Le Monde Diplomatique (Portuguese edition), No. 34, II Series, August 2009.
  • Lapavitsas,C., A. Kaltenbrunner, G. Lambrinidis, D. Lindo, J. Meadway, J. Michell, J.P. Painceira, E. Pires, J. Powell, A. Stenfors, and N. Teles (2010),”Eurozone Between Austerity and Default”, Research on Money and Finance: RMF occasional report, September 2010.
  • Lapavitsas,C., A. Kaltenbrunner, D. Lindo, J. Michell, J.P. Painceira, E. Pires, J. Powell, A. Stenfors, and N. Teles (2010),”Eurozone Crisis: Beggar Thyself and Thy Neighbour”, Research on Money and Finance: RMF occasional report, March 2010.

Research

Marxist Political Economy, Financial Markets, Migration and Migrant’s Remittances, Economic Development

Publications