I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Tulane University.

I study the political economy of developing countries, with a regional focus on Latin America. My research interests include comparative political institutions, elections, and clientelism and patronage politics. My current research focuses on one of the mechanisms that undermines the quality of democratic politics in developing countries —the political use of public employment. In May 2013, I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. During the 2012-2013 academic  year, I was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Contact Information
Political Science Department
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
Norman Mayer Building, Room 311
New Orleans, LA 70118
Email: volivero@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8306