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PDRI Fall Seminar Series: Featuring Nicolás Idrobo

The Penn Development Research Initiative will be hosting a fall seminar series featuring PDRI faculty and students. Ahead of each seminar, we will circulate a paper for discussion.

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Nicolás Idrobo

Nicolás is a 2nd year PhD student in the Political Science department where he focuses on the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a geographic focus on Latin America.

Some of his current projects involve studying the claims of fraud in the 2019 Bolivian presidential election, the association between property rights and violence in Mexico, and the prevalence of p-hacking in academic articles over the past four decades.

He is also working on the second volume of a two-volume book series about regression discontinuity designs. Previously, he studied the relationship between illegal gold mining and violence in Colombia.