MARIA VICTORIA MURILLO • 420 118th Street, 8th floor, IAD • Columbia University • Phone (212) 854 4671 • Fax (212) 854 4607 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Harvard University: PhD, November 1997; M.A., May 1994
• Universidad de Buenos Aires, Licenciada en Ciencia Política, June 1991
• Columbia University, Professor, Department of Political Science/ School of International and Public Affairs, 2003-present (Director of Graduate Studies, 2010-14).
• Yale University, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, July 2002-December 2002 . Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, January 1998-July 2002.
• Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Visiting Professor, 2009-present.
• Russell Sage Visiting Fellowship, 2011-12.
• Harvard University, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1996-1997.
• Harvard University, Peggy Rockefeller Research Fellowship, July 2002-December 2002.
• American Political Science Association, Luebbert Award for the Best Comparative Politics Article published in 2004-05 (with Ernesto Calvo).
• National Science Foundation, Political Science Program, 2006 (Project: “Collaborative Research: Patronage, Democracy, and the Public Sector: Estimating the Size and Structure of Patronage Networks”, award: $290,000).
• Fulbright Foundation, William Fulbright Foreign Scholar 2008-09.
PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH
• Political Competition, Partisanship, and Policymaking in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
• Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions, and Market Reforms in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, Comparative Politics Series, 2001). Selected for Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2003 in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
• Argentine Democracy: the Politics of Institutional Weakness (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005). Co-edited with Steven Levitsky.
• “Latin American Political Economy: Making Sense of a New Reality” (with Juan Pablo Luna and Andrew Schrank), Latin American Politics and Society 56/1 (Spring 2014).
• “Building Institutions on Weak Foundations: Lessons from Latin America” (with Steven Levitsky) Journal of Democracy 24/2 (April 2013).
• “Sensitivity to Issue Framing on Trade Policy Preferences: Evidence from a Survey Experiment” (with Pablo Pinto and Martin Ardanaz) International Organization 67/2 (March 2013).
• “When Parties Meet Voters: Partisan Networks and Distributive Expectations in Argentina and Chile” (with Ernesto Calvo), Comparative Political Studies 46/7 (July 2013).
• “The Persistence of Peronism” (with Ernesto Calvo) Journal of Democracy 23/2 (2012), 148-161.
• “Teachers’ Unions and Public Education,” Review Symposium on Terry Moe Special Interest, Perspectives on Politics vol. 10, issue 1 (2012), 134-136.
• “Agency Under Constraint: Ideological preferences and the politics of electricity regulation in Latin America” (with Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo) Regulation and Governance, Vol. 5, No.3 (2011).
• “Electoral Revolution or Democratic Alternation?” (with Virginia Oliveros and Milan Vaishnav) Latin American Research Review Vol.45, No.3 (2010).
• “The Causes and Implications of Variation in Institutional Strength” (with Steven Levitsky) Annual Review of Political Science vol. 12 (2009), 115-133.
• “From Kirchner to Kirchner” Journal of Democracy Vol 19. No.2 (April 2008), 16-30, reprinted in Larry Diamond, Marc Plattner and Diego Abente Brun (eds) Latin American Struggles for Democracy (National Endowment for Democracy-Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
• “Political Competition and Policy Adoption: Market Reforms in Latin American Public Utilities” (with Cecilia Martínez Gallardo) American Journal of Political Science Vol. 51, No. 1 (January 2007), 120-139.
• “Crisis and Policymaking in Latin America: the Case of Chile’s 1998-99 Electricity Crisis” (with Carmen Le Foulon), World Development, Vol. 34, No. 9 (September 2006), 1580-1596.
• “Partisanship Amidst Convergence: Labor Market Reforms in Latin America,” Comparative Politics Vol. 37, No. 4 (July 2005), 441-458.
• “With a Little Help from my Friends: External and Domestic Allies and Labor Rights in Latin America” (with Andrew Schrank), Comparative Political Studies Vol. 38, No. 8 (October 2005), 971-999.
• “Who Delivers? Partisan Clients in the Argentine Electoral Market” (with Ernesto Calvo) American Journal of Political Science Vol. 48, No. 4 (October 2004), 742-757. Winner of the Luebbert Award (CP-APSA).
• “Teachers’ Strikes in Argentina: Partisan Alignments and Public Sector Labor Relations” (with Lucas Ronconi), Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Spring 2004), 77-98.
• “Argentina Weathers the Storm” (with Steven Levitsky), Journal of Democracy, Vol. 14, No. 4, (October 2003),152-166.
• “Decentralization in Argentina” (with Nadir Habibi, Cindy Huang, Diego Miranda, Gustav Ranis, Mainak Sarkar and Frances Steward), Journal of Human Development Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 2003), 73-101.
• “Political Bias in Policy Convergence. Privatization Choices in Latin America,” World Politics Vol. 54, No.4 (July 2002), 462-493.
• “From Populism to Neoliberalism: Labor Unions and Market Reforms in Latin America,” World Politics Vol .52, No. 2 (January 2000), 135-174.
• “Recovering Political Dynamics: Teachers’ Unions and the Decentralization of Education in Argentina and Mexico”, Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, Vol. 41, No. 1, (Spring 1999), 31-57.
• “The 1993 Argentine Elections” (with Ernesto Cabrera) in Electoral Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2, (1994), 150-156.
• “Building Institutions on Weak Foundations: Lessons from Latin America” (with Steven Levitsky) in Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras, and Scott Mainwaring (eds.) Reflections on Uneven Democracies. The Legacy of Guillermo O’Donnell, Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2014).
• “From What to Get to How to Get It: Partisan Linkages and Social Policy Delivery in Argentina and Chile” (with Ernesto Calvo) in D. Abente Brun and L.Diamond (eds.) Political Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).
• “The Regulatory State Under Stress: Economic Shocks and Regulatory Bargaining in the Argentine Electricity and Water Sectors” (with Alison Post) in Brownen Morgan and Navroz Dubash (eds) The Regulatory State in the Global South Oxford University Press (2013).
• “Argentina after the Storm: Democratic consolidation, partisan dealignment, and institutional weakness” (with Ernesto Calvo) in J.I. Dominguez and M.Shifter (eds) Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (4th edition) (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
• “Latin American Labor Reforms: Evaluating Risk and Security.” (with Lucas Ronconi and Andrew Schrank) in José Antonio Ocampo and Jaime Ros, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Originally prepared for the United Nations Development Program.
• “Voting for the Left or Governing on the Left?” (with Virginia Oliveros and Milan Vaishnav) in Steven Levitsky and Kenneth Roberts (eds) Latin American Left Turn (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).
• “Labor Organizations and Their Role in the Era of Political and Economic Reform” (with Andrew Schrank) in Carlos Scartascini, Ernesto Stein and Mariano Tommasi (eds.) How Democracy Works. Political Institutions, Actors, and Arenas in Latin American Policymaking (Inter-American Development Bank & David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, 2010). Originally prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank.
• “A New Law of Argentine Politics” (with Ernesto Calvo) in Steven Levitsky and Maria Victoria Murillo (eds) Argentine Democracy: the Politics of Institutional Weakness (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).
• “Introduction” (with Steven Levitsky) in Steven Levitsky and Maria Victoria Murillo (eds.) Argentine Democracy: the Politics of Institutional Weakness, (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).
• “Building Castles in the Sand? The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Argentina” ” (with Steven Levitsky) in Steven Levitsky and Maria Victoria Murillo (eds.) Argentine Democracy: the Politics of Institutional Weakness, (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).
• “Theory Building in a Context of Institutional Instability” (with Steve Levitsky) in Steven Levitsky and Maria Victoria Murillo (eds.) Argentine Democracy: the Politics of Institutional Weakness, (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).
• “The Economic Effects of Unions in Latin America: Teachers’ Unions and Education in Argentina” (with Mariano Tommasi, Lucas Ronconi, and Juan Sanguinetti) in Peter Kuhn and Gustavo Márquez (eds.) What Difference Do Unions Make?, (Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 2005.) Originally prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank.
• “Latin American Labor at the Cross-Roads” in Jorge I. Domínguez and Michael Shifter (eds) Democratic Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).
• “Industrial Competition and Union Responses to Macro-Economic and Sector-Specific Adjustment in Mexico” in Christopher Candland and Rudra Sil (eds). Industrial Relations in the Age of Globalization, (Oxford University Press, 2001).
• “Union Politics, Market-Oriented Reforms and the Reshaping of Argentine Corporatism” in Douglas Chalmers et al. (eds.), The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation, (Oxford University Press, 1997).
• “A Strained Alliance: Continuity and Change in Mexican Labor Politics,” in Monica Serrano ed. Mexico: Assessing Neo-Liberal Reform (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, 1997).
• “Teachers Unions and Public Education. Review on Special Interest by Terry Moe, Perspectives on Politics,Vol.10. No.1, (March 2012).
• “Tax Evasion and the Rule of the Law In Latin America” by Marcelo Bergman in Political Science Quarterly Vol. 126/1 (Spring 2011).
• “The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America. Chile, Argentina, and Mexico” by Judith Teichman in Journal of Latin America Studies Vol. 35, No.1 (February 2003).
• “Mandates and Democracy” by Susan Stokes, Studies in Comparative International Development Vol 37, No.3 (Fall 2002).
• “Privatization South American Style” by Luigi Manzetti, APSR, Vol. 95, No.1 (March 2001).
• “Organizing Dissent: Unions, the State, and the Democratic Teachers’ Movement in Mexico” by Maria Lorena Cook, Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 51 (1999).
• “Heroic Defeats: The Politics of Job Loss” by Miriam Golden, APSA-Comparative Politics. Newsletter of the APSA organized section in Comparative Politics, Vol. 9, No.1 (Winter 1998).
PUBLICATIONS IN SPANISH
• Discutir Alfonsín, volumen edited with Roberto Gargarella and Mario Pecheny (Siglo XXI-Editores, Buenos Aires, 2010).
• Sindicatos, Coaliciones Partidarias y Reformas de Mercado en América Latina (Siglo XXI Editores, Madrid, 2005) (Spanish translation of Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions and Market Reforms in Latin America).
• Carreras Magisteriales, Desempeño Educativo y Sindicatos de Maestros en América Latina, edited volume. (FLACSO-Argentina, 2003).
Articles and Book Chapters:
• “La economía política de la Argentina exportadora en el nuevo milenio: Proponiendo una nueva agenda de investigación” (co-authored with Jorge Mangonnet), Desarrollo Económico (December 2013).
• “Cambio y continuidad del sindicalismo en democracia”, Revista SAAP, special issue on 30 years of democracy,(December 2013).
• “Cuando los partidos políticos se encuentran con sus votantes: un análisis de los vínculos políticos a través de las redes partidarias y las expectativas distributivas en Argentina y Chile” (with Ernesto Calvo), America Latina Hoy, Vol. 65 (December 2013).
• “La fortaleza institucional argentina en 2003-11” in A. Malamud and M.De Luca (eds.) La política en tiempo de los Kirchner (Buenos Aires, Eudeba, 2011).
“Variación en la fortaleza institucional” (with Steven Levitsky) Revista de Sociología 24, 2010 (Santiago de Chile).
• “¿Las corporaciones o los votos?” in R.Gargarella, M.V.Murillo and M.Pecheny (eds.) Discutir Alfonsín (Siglo XXI-Editores, Buenos Aires, 2010).
• “¿Quien reparte? Clientes partidarios en el mercado electoral argentino” (with Ernesto Calvo), Desarrollo Económico, vol.47, No. 188 (January-March 2008).
• “Teorias sobre instituciones débiles. Lecciones del caso argentino” in Sergio Emiliozzi, Mario Pecheny and Martin Unzue (eds.) La dinámica de la democracia: representación, instituciones y ciudadanía en Argentina (Prometeo, Buenos Aires 2007).
• “Los trabajadores en América Latina” in Jorge Domínguez and Michael Shifter (eds.) Construcción gobernabilidad democrática en América Latina, Bogotá: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2005 (Spanish translation of “Latin American Labor at the Cross-Roads”).
• “Privatización y Poder de Mercado: el caso de la generación de energía eléctrica en Argentina. Nota de investigación” (with Diego Finchelstein), Desarrollo Económico, Vol 44, Nº 173 (April-June 2004).
• Respuesta a “Crisis del sindicalismo en America Latina” de Francisco Zapata in Labour Again, Internacional Study of Social History (http://www.iisg.nl/labouragain/debate.html).
• “Profesión Docente, Sindicalismo Magisterial y Concertación Educativa” in Maria Victoria Murillo (ed) Carreras Magisteriales, Desempeño Educativo y Sindicatos de Maestros en America Latina (FLACSO-Argentina, 2003).
• “Tango de un desencanto anunciado,” Foreign Affairs en Español, vol.2, No.2 (Summer 2002).
• “El sindicalismo latinoamericano en la encrucijada”, Política y Gobierno, volume VIII, number 2, (June-December 2001).
• “Una aproximación al estudio del sindicalismo docente en América Latina”, Estudios Sociológicos, Vol. XIX, No. 55, January-April 2001 and Guillermina Tiramonti and Daniel Filmus (eds) Sindicalismo Docente y Reforma Educativa en América Latina, Flacso-Temas, 2001.
• “El fin de la dictadura perfecta”, Escenarios Alternativos, No.11, Fall 2001.
“Del populismo al neoliberalismo: sindicatos y reforma de mercado en América Latina”. Desarrollo Económico, No.158, July-September 2000 (Spanish translation of “From Populism to Neoliberalism”).
• “Sindicalismo docente y reforma educativa en América Latina”, Propuesta Educativa, No.21, December 1999.
• “La adaptación del sindicalismo argentino a las reformas de mercado durante la primera presidencia de Menem”, Desarrollo Económico, No.147, vol. 37, October-December, 1997.
• “Los sindicatos latinoamericanos y las reformas del sector social: restricciones institucionales y políticas alternativas”, Revista Argentina de Ciencia Política, No.1, November 1997.
• “Los sindicatos frente a la reforma del estado en Argentina y México,” Sociedad, No 8, April 1996.
WORK IN PROGRESS
• “Legislative Responsiveness and Trade Policy: Evidence from an Experiment on Policy Preferences among Argentine Legislators” (with Pablo Pinto), presented at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, March 21st, 2013.
• Responsiveness and Responsibility-book manuscript (with Ernesto Calvo).
• “Infrastructure Investment in Weak Institutional Contexts: Exit Threats and Regulatory Bargaining in the Argentine Electricity and Water Sectors” (with Alison Post).
• “The Political Economy of Productivity: Actors, Arenas and Policies A Framework of Analysis” (with Carlos Scartascini and Mariano Tommasi), Working Paper #640, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, June 2008.
• NSF Award # 1022234. PI in Doctoral Dissertation Research in Political Science: The Merits of Money and “Muscle”, How Serious Criminality Impacts Democracy in India (with Milan Vaishnav) ($11,790), 2010.
• PSGSC Advising Award, 2008 (for mentoring PhD students).
• ILAS, Political Economy Faculty Group (joint with Pablo Pinto, 2007, 2008, 2009 ($5000 yearly).
• ILAS Faculty Research Grant, 2008, 2009 ($4,000, $4900).
• ILAS Faculty Research Grant, 2007 ($4,000).
• ILAS, Summer Faculty Grant, 2006 ($1,500).
• ISERP Seed Grant, 2004 ($5,000).
• CIBER Faculty Summer Award, 2004 ($4,000).
• Co-PI in collective IGERP Award granted by the National Science Foundation for a New International Development and Globalization Program at Columbia University, 2003 ($ 3,707,857).
• Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Faculty Research Grant, 2002 ($4,000).
• Carnegie Program for the Study of Globalization, Collective Grant on “Global Institutions, Local Practices,” 2002 ($6,000 for each member).
• Leitner Program in Political Economy Faculty Research Grants, 2001 ($2,500).
• Leitner Program in Political Economy Faculty Research Grants, 2000 ($2,000).
• Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Faculty Research Grant, 2001 ($3,000).
• Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Faculty Research Grant, 2000 ($6,000).
• Yale Council on Latin American Studies, Faculty Research Grants, 2000 ($1,500)
• Junior Faculty Fellowship in the Social Sciences, 1999 (one year paid leave).
• Committee for the Social Science Review Fund, Yale University, 1999 ($2,500).
• Griswold Committee Fund, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 1999 ($2,500).
• Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Faculty Research Grant ,1999 ($5,000).
• Yale Council on Latin American Studies, Faculty Research Grants, 1999 ($1,500).
• Center for International Affairs, Graduate Research Fellow, 1993-94.
• Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 1994-95.
• David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Summer Grant 1996.
• CFIA Nomos Program Fellowship, 1996.
• Fundación Harvard en México 1995.
• CLAS Nomos Program Field Research Grant, 1994.
• Tinker Foundation Summer Grant 1992.
• Harvard University Graduate Fellowship 1991-1993.
• Institute for the Study of World Politics, International Peace Fund Grant, 1995.
• Ministry of Culture and Education, Argentine Republic, Graduate Studies Grant, 1994-95.
• American Political Science Association, Foreign Students’ Grant, 1994.
• Organization of American States, Graduate Studies Fellowship, 1993-94.
• Ford Foundation, Graduate Studies Fellowship, declined.
• University of Buenos Aires, Junior Research Fellowship, 1988-1990.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
• American Political Science Association: Member of the Executive Council, Comparative Politics Section of APSA 20012-14, Co-Chair of Program Section on Comparative Politics of Developing Countries for the 2010 APSA Meeting, Member of the Executive Council 2008-10, Chair of the Sage Award Committee for the best paper in comparative politics 2009, Chair of the Gregory Luebbert Award Committee for the best article in comparative politics in 2006, member of the Gregory Luebbert Award Committee for the best book on comparative politics in 2004.
• Grant Reviewer: National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, National Science Agency (Argentina), National Commission of Scientific and Technologic Research (Argentina).
• Editorial Board Member: Foreign Affairs en Español (2002-2006), Secuencia (Mexican Social Science Journal), Res Publica (Argentinean Social Science Journal), Journal of Politics (2009-11), International Political Science Review (since 2010), Brazilian Political Science Review (since 2011), Americas Quarterly (since 2011), Comparative Political Studies (since 2013), Latin American Research Review (since 2013), Politica y Gobierno (since 2014).
• Consultancies: the State Department, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue, United Nations Development Program, the Freedom House.
• Latin American Academic Community: Board Member of the External Advisory Committee of Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (Mexico), 2003-05, Coordinator, Network of Researchers on Teachers’ Unions and Education Reform in Latin America, FLACSO-Argentina and PREAL.
• Diffusion: MSNBC, Telemundo, O Globo TV (Brazil), CNN-International, CNN en Español, BBC, National Public Radio of Spain, NY-1 TV, Buenos Aires LS1 Radio Municipal, Pacifica Radio (“Our Americas”), Radio America (Argentina), the Council of the Americas, the Argentine Consulate in New York City, the Latin-American Advisor (Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC).
PhD DISSERTATION ADVISING AT COLUMBIA
• Cecilia Martinez Gallardo, “Designing Cabinets: Presidents, Politics and Policymaking in Latin America” (defended 2005)- currently Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
• Ozge Kemahlioglu, “When the Agent Becomes the Boss: The Politics of Public Employment in Argentina and Turkey” (defended 2006), currently Assistant Professor at Sabancy University in Istambul, Turkey.
• James He Keon Kim, “”Constrained Unilateralism: Comparing Institutional Foundations of Executive Decrees.” (defended April 2007), currently Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.
• Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, “Choosing clientelism: political competition, poverty, and social welfare policy in Argentina” (defended April 2008), currently Assistant Professor at Brown University.
• Katherine Baldwin, “ What Good is Patronage? Local Public Goods and Private Goods as Alternative Types of Patronage”(defended 2009), currently Assistant Professor at Yale University.
• Milan Vaishav, “Three Essays on Voter-Politician Linkage in India” (defended 2012), currently Researcher at Carnegie Endowment for Democracy.
• Virginia Oliveros, “Explaining Variation in Democratic Electoral Competition: Patronage, Poverty, and Electoral Competition in Argentina and Chile” (defended in 2013), currently Assistant Professor at Tulane University.
• Martin Ardanaz, “Business Cycles, Procyclical Public Spending and Social Protection of the Poor in Latin America” (defended 2012), currently Researcher at Inter-American Development Bank.
• Carmen Le Foulon, ” The Impact of Transparency on Legislative Behavior Taking Position Avoidance into Account: the Case of Chile.” (defended 2013).
• Maria Paula Saffon, “Theft or inequality? Identifying the causes of conflict over land in Latin America.”
• Pavithra Suryanarayan, “Voter Mobilization, Elite-Strategies and State Capacity Development in the Indian States”.
• Florence Larrocque, “Access Affordability and Quality of Water and Sanitation Sources in Latin America.”
• Democratic Responsiveness (Political Science PhD seminar).
• Latin American Politics (undergrad/grad Political Science lecture).
• Issues in Comparative Politics (Political Science PhD seminar).
• State and Society in the Developing World (SIPA lecture/advanced seminar).
• Labor in a Global Economy (SIPA advanced seminar).
• Comparative Public Policy (Political Science PhD seminar).
• Latin American Political Economy (Political Science senior seminar).
Yale University, Department of Political Science:
• Analytic Comparative Politics (PhD seminar).
• Markets and States in Comparative Perspective (PhD seminar).
• Politics of Latin American Economic Development (senior seminar).
• Democratization and Political Representation in Latin America (lecture class).
• Labor Politics in a Globalized World (honors seminar for Economic and Political Development concentration).
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
• Comparative Politics (Political Science MA seminar, visiting professor, Summers 2009-2013).
University of Bologna, Buenos Aires campus:
• Latin American Economic and Political Development (visiting professor, July 2001).
CEMA (Center for the Study of Applied Mathematics) University, Buenos Aires
• Introduction to Rational Choice Theories (visiting professor, August 1999).
CONFERENCES AND COLOQUIA ORGANIZED
• Founding Meeting at Tulane University, April 24-25, 2013.
• Conference “Economía Politica de América Latina”, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, August 14-15, 2013
• Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
• Conference “Discutir Alfonsín: repensando el legado de los años ochenta en la democracia argentina”, July 30, 2009.
• Seminario “La economía política de los recursos naturales en la Argentina reciente”, August 20, 2013 (joint with Universidad de General San Martin).
• Conference “La nueva economía política de América Latina, Estado, política y sociedad durante el commodity boom” (joint with MIT, Harvard, and the Universidad Católica de Chile), August 14-15, 2013.
• Simposio RAP in Columbia University, May 3-5, 2012.
• Conference “The Impact of Colonial and Post-Independence Institutions on Economic Development in Latin America” (Columbia-NYU Latin America consortium, organized with Jose A. Ocampo, Pablo Pinto and Adam Przeworski), March 3-4, 2011.
• Faculty Group on the Political Economy of Latin America, ILAS, 2006-present.
• Comparative Politics Seminar Series, Dept. of Political Science 2005-present.
• Latin American Social Science Seminar Series, Institute for Latin American Studies, 2003-04.
• Latin American Public Policy Speaker Series, Council on Latin American Studies, 2002.
• “Old Populism, New Populism in Latin America,” Yale University (with Gilbert Joseph), April 7-8, 2000.
• Coloquia on Decentralization and Development (with Arun Agrawal), 1999-2000.
• Conference on Institutional Reforms, Growth and Human Development in Latin America, Yale Center for International Studies and Council of Latin American Studies (with Gustav Ranis), April 16-17, 1999.
• Regional Seminar “Social Pacts and Education Reform in Latin America,” San Pedro Sula, Honduras, November 19-20, 2001.
• Regional Workshop “Education Work and Teacher Incentives in Latin America”, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 30, 2001.
• Regional Workshop “School Autonomy and Teachers’ Unions in Latin America”, Guayaquil, March 15-16, 2001.
• “Rethinking Dual Transitions: Argentine Politics in the 1990s in Comparative Perspective”, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, March 20-22, 2003.
• Conference on Economic Reforms and Civil Society in Latin America, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, April 12, 1996.
• Co-Chair of the Latin American Seminar (with Jorge Dominguez), Center for International Affairs and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 1995-96 and 1997.
• Co-Chair of the Labor Studies Colloquia (with Miguel Glatzer), Center for European Studies, 1994-95.