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Paula Muñoz is professor at the Universidad del Pacífico in Peru and researcher at its research center (CIUP), a policy-oriented institution widely recognized for its contributions in applied research on major social, economic, and public policy issues. Paula studies and has done work on clientelism, patronage, sub-national politics, political parties, and corruption, with a regional focus in Latin America. She earned her PhD and her MA in Government at the University of Texas Austin. Her PhD dissertation on electoral clientelism in weakly organized party systems, which utilizes a mixed-methods research strategy including a survey experiment, was awarded the 2014 Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award in the Comparative Study of Democracy from the American Political Science Association (APSA). She has published articles and book chapters on Latin American politics and clientelism.


Institution / Affiliation : Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP)

Geographical Region: North America, South America
Methodology: Survey Methodology