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 my dissertation, I fielded a novel survey experiment to disentangle the mechanisms that explain the electoral returns from the political provision of public sector jobs in Argentine municipal governments.
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 316 New Orleans, LA 70118 Email: email@example.com Phone: (504) 862-8306