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Patronage at Work: Public Jobs and Political Services in Argentina. New York: Cambridge University Press (2021). [Table of Contents] [Purchase]

Awards: Donna Lee Van Cott Best Book Award, Political Institutions Section, LASA; Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize, IPSA

Reviews: Latin American Politics and Society, Perspectives on Politics, Política y Gobierno, Revista SAAP

Media: elDiarioAR


Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies: Argentina in Comparative Perspective (edited with Noam Lupu and Luis Schiumerini). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2019). [Table of Contents] [Appendix][Purchase]

Reviews: Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Perspectives on Politics, POSTData, Revista SAAP, Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública

Media: Infobae

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Credit Claiming by Labeling” (with Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro and Matthew Winters), Comparative Political Studies (OnlineFirst 2023).  [Paper]

“The Most Vulnerable Poor: Clientelism among Slum Dwellers” (with Victoria Murillo and Rodrigo Zarazaga), Studies in Comparative International Development 56(3): 343–363 (2021). [Paper] [Appendix]

“Working for the Machine: Patronage Jobs and Political Services in Argentina,” Comparative Politics 53(3): 381-402 (2021). [Paper (with Appendix)]

“Lying About Corruption in Surveys: Evidence from a Joint Response Model” (Research Note, with Daniel Gingerich), International Journal of Public Opinion Research 32(2): 384-395 (2020). [Paper] [Appendix]

“Merit, Tenure, and Bureaucratic Behaviour: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in the Dominican Republic” (with Christian Schuster), Comparative Political Studies 51(6): 759–792 (2018). [Paper] [Appendix]

“Police Violence and the Underreporting of Crime” (with Daniel Gingerich), Economics and Politics 30(1): 78-105 (2018). [Paper] [Appendix]

Corruption as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Costa Rica (with Ana Corbacho, Daniel Gingerich, and Mauricio Ruiz Vega), American Journal of Political Science 60(4): 1077-1092 (2016). [Paper] [Appendix] [Data and Code]

Media: The Global Anticorruption Blog post

“When to Protect? Using the Crosswise Model to Integrate Protected and Direct Responses in Surveys of Sensitive Behavior” (with Daniel Gingerich, Ana Corbacho, and Mauricio Ruiz Vega), Political Analysis 24(2): 132-156 (2016). [Paper] [Appendix] [Data and Code]

Making it Personal: Clientelism, Favors, and the Personalization of Public Administration in Argentina,Comparative Politics 48(3): 373-391 (2016). [Paper] [Appendix]

“Electoral Revolution or Democratic Alternation?” (with María Victoria Murillo and Milan Vaishnav), Latin American Research Review 45 (3): 87-114 (2010). [Paper] [Errata]

Book Chapters

“Clientelism in Latin American Politics” (with Ezequiel González-Ocantos), in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics, edited by Gary Prevost and Harry Vanden. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2019). [Paper]

“Toward a Theory of Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies” (with Noam Lupu and Luis Schiumerini), in Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies: Argentina in Comparative Perspective, edited by Noam Lupu, Virginia Oliveros, and Luis Schiumerini. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1-27 (2019). [Paper]

“Perceptions of Ballot Integrity and Clientelism,” in Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies: Argentina in Comparative Perspective, edited by Noam Lupu, Virginia Oliveros, and Luis Schiumerini. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 213-238 (2019). [Paper]

“Economic Constraints and Presidential Agency” (with María Victoria Murillo and Milan Vaishnav), in The Resurgence of the Latin American Left, edited by Steven Levitsky and Kenneth Roberts. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 52-70 (2011). [Paper]

Publications in Spanish

(*indicates peer-reviewed)

*“Argentina 2021: Elecciones en contexto de crisis” (with Gabriel Vommaro), Revista de Ciencia Política 42(2): 153-174 (2022). [Paper]

*”Derecha y Democracia en América Latina” (with Noam Lupu and Luis Schiumerini), Población & Sociedad 28(2): 80-100 (2021). [Paper]

*“La Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Un estudio sobre las relaciones Ejecutivo-Legislativo en el nuevo marco institucional (1997-2000)” (with Fernanda Araujo), Revista SAAP 3(2), 353-393 (2008). [Paper]

“Reformas políticas: internas abiertas obligatorias y unificación electoral en las elecciones de 2005” (with Gerardo Scherlis), in La política después de los partidos, edited by Isidoro Cheresky. Buenos Aires: Prometeo, 361-390 (2007). [Paper]

“Uso y abuso de las instituciones electorales. El caso de las internas partidarias y las fechas de las elecciones de 2005″ (with Gerardo Scherlis), Revista Res Publica Argentina June- September, 51-72 (2007). [Paper]

“Entre lemas y neolemas. Las elecciones de 2003 en la provincia de Tucumán,” in  El voto liberado. Elecciones 2003: perspectiva histórica y estudio de casos, edited by Isidoro Cheresky and Inés Pousadela. Buenos Aires: Biblos, 253-285 (2004). [Paper]

“¿Elecciones concurrentes o elecciones desdobladas?: La manipulación de los calendarios electorales en la Argentina, 1983-2003” (with Gerardo Scherlis), in ¿Qué cambió en la política Argentina? Elecciones, instituciones y ciudadanía en perspectiva comparada, edited by Isidoro Cheresky and Jean-Michel Blanquer. Buenos Aires: Homo Sapiens, 179-211 (2004). [Paper]

Book Reviews

Review of Luna, Juan Pablo, Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez, Fernando Rosenblatt and Gabriel Vommaro (eds.). Diminished Parties: Democratic Representation in Contemporary Latin America, Cambridge University Press, Party Politics: OnlineFirst (2022).

Review of Mayka, Lindsay. Building Participatory Institutions in Latin America: Reform Coalitions and Institutional Change, Cambridge University Press, Journal of Latin American Studies 54(2): 351-353 (2022).

Review of Muñoz, Paula. Buying Audiences: Clientelism and Electoral Campaigns When Parties are Weak, Cambridge University Press, Política y Gobierno 29(1): 1-4 (2022).

Review of Alcañiz, Isabella. Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation. Cambridge University Press, Revista POSTdata 22(2): 717-719 (2017). 

Review of Szwarcberg, Mariela, Mobilizing poor voters: machine politics, clientelism, and social networks in Argentina, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29(2), 801-803 (2016).

Work in Progress

“Class and Affective Polarization: Evidence from Argentina” (with Noam Lupu and Luis Schiumerini)

“Ignoring Female Performance: A Survey Experiment on Policy Implementation in Argentina” (with Gustavo Diaz, Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, and Matthew Winters). Under review

“Bureaucrats hired through connections are more dishonest and less pro-social: behavioral evidence from 5,000 bureaucrats in four countries” (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., Schuster, C., Seim, B., and R. Sigman)

Research Reports, Media, & Others

Reflections on the Importance of Fieldwork for Survey Experiments on Sensitive TopicsQualitative & Multi-Method Research 19(2) / 20(1): 8-13, 2022.

Will Trump’s name on stimulus checks help win him votes in November?” (with Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro and Matt Winters),Washington Post, April 29, 2020.

Por qué la ciudadanía debería exigir que los gobiernos concursen los puestos en el sector público(with Christian Schuster), BID Gobernarte, July 27, 2017.

New CSES Country Spotlight: Argentina (with Noam Lupu and Luis Schiumerini), The official blog of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), May 2, 2017.