I am PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University with an interest in the political economy of development and comparative politics. My research focuses on the co-evolution of institutions, economic growth, and social norms of cooperation. In my dissertation I explore the long-range development patterns of community governance and social capital in rural Mexico.

In a second research agenda I study the causes and effects of criminal violence in Latin America. As part of this work I am coauthoring a book on criminal violence and policing in Rio de Janeiro.

I am also working on projects examining the political economy of human capital and educational policy.

My research is multi-method and combines statistical analysis, archival research, GIS, text analysis, machine learning, survey experiments and lab-in-the-field approaches.


Email: edgarf1@stanford.edu
Position: PhD Candidate in Political Science

Website: EDGAR FRANCO WEBPAGE
Institution / Affiliation : Stanford University

Geographical Region: North America, South America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Lab Experiments, Mixed Method, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Development, Ethnic Politics, Governance