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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In Summer 2021, I will join the Harris School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Economy at the rank of Instructor.
I am an applied formal theorist of developing countries, who uses game-theoretic models to further our understanding of the electoral consequences of policies and the economic distortions caused by political frictions. As a researcher, I also thrive on connecting theory with empirics. You can read more about my research here.
I hold an MRes in Political Science and a MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the LSE (both awarded with Distinction). Before coming to London, I studied for a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations at Universidad Casa Grande (located in my magnificently chaotic hometown Guayaquil, Ecuador).
I was the student coordinator of the Political Science and Political Economy Doctoral Workshop at the LSE from 2018 to 2020. Professionally, I have worked as an editorial assistant in the American Political Science Review; and, before opting for an academic career path, I was a legislative advisor at the Ecuadorian Parliament.
At a personal level, I have a son (Bastien) who is my life; I enjoy literature (my sacred triad is Pablo Palacio, Jorge Luis Borges and Truman Capote); and am an amateur chess player (assiduous follower of Bobby Fischer and José Raúl Capablanca).