Ph.D. UCLA (2007) | M.A. IUPERJ (2000) | B.A. UFSC-Law (1999)

Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE)

Here are quick links to my c.v. in English Eng and in PortuguesePor, to my SSRN and Google Scholar sites, and to data from my published articles DVN and the Brazilian Legislative Surveys project.

I am a Political Scientist and Associate Professor at FGV/EBAPE, a school of business and public administration in Rio de Janeiro. I have previously been an Assistant Professor at Rutgers and held visiting appointments at Princeton, Yale, and IUPERJ (currently IESP). This website provides information about my published and ongoing projects, as well as links to data and replication materials. I try to keep it updated, but feel free to contact me with suggestions, corrections, or to request materials not available here.

I specialize in Latin American politics, and have written on executive-legislative relations, political parties, electoral politics, social policy, voting behavior, and on the measurement and meaning of ideology. My main current long-term research project investigates the political determinants and consequences of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), and I am working on identifying the features that make CCTs popular among the economically better-off. In parallel, I am engaged in several collaborative projects: David Samuels and I are working on partisanship in Brazil, employing a mix of observational and experimental techniques that includes conducting survey-experiments through Facebook; with Timothy Power, I coordinate the Brazilian Legislative Surveys, a two-decade effort to track and record the beliefs of Brazilian legislators; and with Daniela Campello I am examining how economic factors beyond the control of Latin American presidents affect their popularity and reelection prospects, a project in which we also combine observational and experimental work.