My research investigates the institutional sources of increasing protest demands, and the context under which some demands are more likely to materialize in protest than others. Specifically, I examine how citizens engage and make demands on their governments in the context of weak institutional accountability. Beyond the study of protest, I am also interested in and have an active research agenda on, attitudes towards democracy, political participation in autocracies, elections in Latin America, indigenous attitudes in Bolivia, and the informal sector across Latin American countries.
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My main research interests are political economy, comparative politics, and methodology with specialized concentrations in game theory, formal modeling and econometrics. More specifically, I study revolutions, economic development and state repression within countries of the Global South.