Luis Schiumerini, Ph.D.

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Ph.D. 2015 and Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
1 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF, United Kingdom


I am currently a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2015-2018.) My research examines political behavior and representation in new democracies. My research is forthcoming at Perspectives on Politics, and has been invited to revise and resubmit to the Journal of Conflict Resolution and to the British Journal of Political Science. In all of this work I employ methods of causal inference – such as natural and survey experiments – to investigate the conditions under which citizens can effectively engage in electoral accountability, participate in mass protests, and form preferences for redistribution. My book manuscript explores incumbency effects in Latin America. Drawing on twelve months of fieldwork Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, as well as on my own survey and natural experiments, I show that political institutions – budget control, party systems, and electoral rules – are key factors in whether incumbency helps or hurts office-holders. 
Fields of Interest: 
Comparative Politics