My research focuses on comparative political economy in developing economies. I study the micro foundation of social policy, taxation and labor markets in low- and middle income economies. Most of my work analyzes preferences, attitudes and political behavior in Latin America. However, I am currently expanding my regional focus with projects on India and Subsahara Africa. Moreover, a new strand of my research places emphasis on the impact of crime and crime victimization on individual behavior and preferences.

Currently, I work on the following projects:

International complementarities in the development of the welfare state

Crime and Political Behavior

Informal Sector and Social Policy

Taxation Preferences