Carlos Schmidt-Padilla


I received my doctorate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, in August 2021, where I was also a Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development. Since September 2021, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford Impact Labs and affiliated with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Broadly, my research interests encompass the political economy of development of Latin America and of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, I study questions concerning crime, human capital, immigration, and policing under weak institutional settings.

I am from San Salvador, El Salvador.


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