Danilo Freire

Academic Discipline:

Political Science, Public Policy

About me:

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Political Theory Project at Brown University. I hold a PhD in Political Economy from King’s College London and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva.

My research focuses on understanding how developing countries solve problems of collective action and political violence. I am particularly interested in public services provision, vertical and horizontal accountability, state violence, and private governance. Empirically, I have a regional focus on Latin America and leverage an array of methods and data, such as experiments and quasi-experiments, machine learning algorithms, online surveys, and administrative records. My research has been sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and Google.

I am interested in the following geographical area(s):

Western Hemisphere

Components of the GCRF I am interested in:

Sustainable Economies and Societies, Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice