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:

  1. The effects of global economic change - with a focus on automation - on the declining political power of organized labor, and the implications that this has for public policy.

  2. The role of international economic competition on politician’s incentives to use elite cues and identity politics, and how the latter shape policy toward globalization and redistribution.

  3. The mechanisms linking international trade with democratization, conflict and secessionism.

  4. The informational mechanisms linking climate change with 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.

Recently I acted as the Managing Editor for Economics & Politics and as an Organizer 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, doing 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.