Welcome to my page. My research studies major issues in the political economy of development, including corruption, electoral manipulation, governance, and democratic accountability. I utilize statistical, experimental, formal, and qualitative methods. Before joining ITAM in my native Mexico City, I was Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Chicago. I have been a residential Fellow at the Princeton Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. I hold a PhD in political science and an MA in economics from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. in engineering sciences from Harvard College.