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I am a PhD candidate in the School of Politics and Economics, Department of Political Economy at Kings College London. I was awarded the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership studentship by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Previously, I worked in the Mexican public sector, and in the Centre for Research and Economic Teaching (CIDE) as a research assistant. I hold an MSc in Comparative Politics from the University of Essex, and a BA in Political Science from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

Research interests

  • State development
  • Public management
  • Bureaucracy
  • Corruption
  • Judicial politics
  • Latin America
  • Subnational politics

Doctoral research

My research focuses on the association between the public sector’s corruption and the state development in Mexico. Particularly, I analyse how the misuse of family ties and kinship among public servants affect the institutional performance. Methodologically, I am interested in developing quantitative research methods, comparative politics, causal inference models, and machine learning algorithms.

PhD supervisors

Dr Gabriel Leon and Dr Ruben Ruiz-Rufino