Carlos Schmidt-Padilla

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Development Research Initiative. My research leverages applied data science methods to study the political economy of development in Latin America and in sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, my research focuses on crime, human capital, migration, and policing under weak institutions.

I earned my doctorate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, in August 2021.


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