Abel Escribà-Folch is associate professor of political science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Covadonga Meseguer is associate professor of international political economy at the ICADE Business School. She is the author of Learning, Policy Making and Market Reforms. Joseph Wright is professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University. Escribà-Folch and Wright are the coauthors of Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival.