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Omar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Development. His research focuses broadly on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on topics related to organized crime, violent conflict, institutional development, and political behavior. From a methodological perspective, his interests are in quantitative approaches to causal inference—including both experimental and quasi-experimental designs—and survey methodology. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He holds a Ph.D in Politics from New York University and a B.A. from El Colegio de México.


Institution / Affiliation : UC Davis

Geographical Region: South America
Methodology: Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Development, Elections