Carlos Schmidt-Padilla

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at both the Penn Development Research Initiative and Data Driven Discovery Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. Using applied data science methods, my primary research agenda centers on the influence of organized crime on development and institutional stability in fragile democracies, primarily in Latin America.

A second research delves into the implications of migration patterns on political and economic development, as well as the state's capability to tackle emerging challenges, including the consequences of a changing climate and healthcare inequalities. My research emphasizes the deep interconnectedness of these issues and the resulting challenges they pose for human capital development and governance.

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

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