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I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Political Economy and Government. My interests lie in the political economy of development and comparative economic development with a particular focus on elite behavior. Specifically, I have worked on the causes and effects of political dynasties in democracies, the role of information and electoral brokers in improving political accountability, and the link between crime/violence and democratic representation/public good provision. In my current projects, I use data from Mexico.
At Harvard, I am a Ph.D. Student Affiliate of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) and Graduate Student Affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) (2018-2019).
I was born and raised in Durango, Mexico. Before beginning my doctoral studies, I obtained a bachelor in Economics and a bachelor in Political Science from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.