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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.

Note: during the fall 2021 - spring 2022 academic year, I will be on sabbatical leave at the Institute for Advanced Study of Toulouse (

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