Hi! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Latin American Politics at Queen Mary University of London. My research focuses on the comparative political economy of policymaking and policy change. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, I analyze how political institutions across regime types shape the extent to which citizens and interest groups influence policymaking, and how that affects policy outputs. As part of this research agenda, my book project (based on my PhD dissertation) explores the relationship between regime types and public policies to better understand how, and under which conditions, policy change takes place as a consequence of regime type transitions.

I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I specialized in Comparative Political Economy and Methodology. I also received an MA from Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT) and a BA from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), both in Political Science. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University (2022-2023) and a PhD fellow at CONICET working at Gino Germani Research Institute.

I co-organize the Authoritarian Political Systems Group.


  • Political Economy
  • Political Institutions
  • Authoritarian Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Public Policy


  • PhD in Political Science, 2022

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • MA in Political Science, 2015

    Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

  • BA in Political Science, 2011

    Universidad de Buenos Aires


Legislaturas y disputa por las políticas públicas en dictadura y democracia

Las transiciones entre regímenes políticos generan expectativas de cambio en las políticas públicas. Sin embargo, estos cambios no …

Lawmaking in personalist dictatorships: evidence from Spain

How does lawmaking work in personalist dictatorships? Assuming that legislative institutions established within power-sharing …

Argentina 2022: Desafíos profundos y continuidad política

This article analyzes the responses of the government of Alberto Fernández of the Frente de Todos to the profound economic, social, and …

Economic Crises, Military Rebellions, and Democratic Survival: Argentina, 1983-2020

In Democracy in Hard Places, Scott Mainwaring and Tarek Masoud bring together a distinguished cast of contributors to illustrate how …

When Mayors Deliver: Political Alignment and Well-being

While in recent decades developing countries have achieved significant improvements in well-being, disparities within countries …

Supporters and Opposition in Authoritarian Legislatures

Do supporters and opposition behave differently in authoritarian legislatures? This paper examines this question by analysing …

Experimentos en las Ciencias Sociales

La complejidad que caracteriza a las sociedades actuales desafía al investigador de las disciplinas que integran las ciencias sociales: …


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Latin American Politics (Module Convenor)

Political Analysis (Seminars Instructor)

Science, Technology, and Public Policy (TA)

Quantitative Research Methods I: Regression (TA)

Math Camp I for incoming students (Instructor)

Quantitative Research Methods II- Causal Inference (TA)

Introductory workshop on R for Social Science applications (Instructor)

International Political Economy (TA)