Welcome! I am PhD candidate at New York University’s Department of Politics and a Student Affiliate for the Identities and Ideologies Project. I hold a BA in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an MA in Economics from Universidad de los Andes.
My current research agenda focuses on four topics: i) The effects of global economic change, attributable to technological change and other global shocks, on the political power of organized labor, ii) The role of international economic competition on elite cues and identity politics, and how the latter shape the crisis of embedded liberalism, iii) The effect of international trade on democratization, war and secessionism, iv) The link between climate change and anti-incumbent mobilization, peaceful and otherwise. I use both game theory and causal inference to identify and rigorously test novel theoretical mechanisms in these areas of inquiry, and draw policy recommendations from my findings.
Recently I acted as the Managing Editor for Economics & Politics and as member of the Organizing Team for GSIPE Workshop. Before graduate school I worked as Research Analyst at the World Bank and as a Research Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank, working on policy-oriented research on poverty, inequality, education and labor markets.
My work has been published at Journal of Development Economics, Economics Letters, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Inequality and Higher Education.