Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2020. “Judicial Reshuffles and Women Justices in Latin America.” American Journal of Political Science (with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán and Melanie Hughes). PDF

2020. "The Personalities of Presidents as Independent Variables." Political Psychology. PDF.

2019. “First Ladies as Members of the Political Elite.” [In Spanish] (with Carolina Guerrero). América Latina Hoy. PDF.

2017. “Strategic Retirement in Comparative Perspective.” (with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán) Journal of Law and Courts 5 (2): 173-197. PDF.

2017. “Chile 2016: The nadir of democratic legitimacy?" [In Spanish] Revista de Ciencia Política 37 (2): 305-334. PDF.

2017. “What Drives Evo’s Attempts to Remain in Power? A Psychological Explanation.Bolivian Studies Journal 22: 191-219. PDF.

2016. “How to Assess the Members of the Political Elite? A Proposal Based on Presidents of the Americas.” [In Spanish] Política 54 (1): 219-254. PDF.

2016. “Aftershocks of Pinochet’s Constitution: the Chilean Post-Earthquake Reconstruction.” Latin American Perspectives 44(4): 62-80. PDF.

2015. “Budgetary Negotiations: How the Chilean Congress Overcomes its Constitutional Limits.” Journal of Legislative Studies 21 (2): 213-231. PDF.

2013. “Informal Institutions and Horizontal Accountability: Protocols in the Chilean Budgetary Process.” Latin American Politics and Society 55 (4): 74-94. PDF.

2012. “Who whispers to the president? Advisors versus ministers in Latin America.” [In Spanish] Política 50(2): 29-57. PDF.

Book Chapters

2020. “Executive-Legislative Relations: When do Legislators Trust the President?” [with Carolina Guerrero] Forthcoming in Manuel Alcántara, Mercedes García, and Cristina Rivas, eds., Studying Political Elites in Latin America. PDF.

2018. “Comparative Political Elites.” In Ali Farazmand and Mauricio Olavarría-Gambi, eds., The Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer International Publishing. PDF.

2018. “The electoral emergence of Latin American first ladies.” [In Spanish, with Carolina Guerrero] In Lucía Miranda Leibe and Julieta Suárez-Cao, eds., La política siempre ha sido cosa de mujeres: elecciones y protagonistas en perspectiva comparada.” FLACSO-Chile. PDF.

Articles Under Review

“When Do First Ladies Run for Office? Lessons from Latin America” (with Carolina Guerrero).

“Presidents’ Personality Traits and Relaxing Term Limits: Evidence from Latin America, 1945-2012.” Under review.

“The Quest for Uncontested Power: Presidents’ Personalities and Democratic Erosion in Latin America, 1945-2012.” Under review.


Work in Progress

How Leaders Erode Political Institutions: Presidential Personalities and Constitutional Change in Latin America. Book Project. Expected submission: second semester of 2020.

“Former Latin American Presidents: Between Courts and Ballots.” Working paper.

“The Emergence of a Meritocratic Political Elite in Twitter: Evidence from Chile.” Working paper.