Welcome to my webpage!

I work in Political and Development Economics. Broadly, these are some of the questions I address in my research:

  • How does violence affect local economic activity? (Mexico)
  • Do gains from globalization affect the demand for protectionism? (Mexico)
  • How does a history of political violence influence the prospects of nationalist platforms today? (Spain-Catalonia)
  • Do independent food support programs undermine clientelism? (Venezuela)
  • How do criminal organizations influence elections? (Colombia)
  • What are the political and development effects of losing access to electricity services? (Venezuela)

You can reach out to me at jrm488 [at] g.harvard.edu

See you on Twitter! @JoseMoralesA