Paul Lagunes, Ph.D.


I’m an Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. My research combines mixed methods, including field experiments, as a means to better understand and limit corruption in city governments across the Americas. My work has been supported by the International Growth Center, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, among others. A set of my publications appear in PLoS ONE, Political Psychology, Latin American Research Review, and Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. I am also the co-editor of the book, Greed, Corruption, and the Modern State. I obtained my Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.

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