Dept. of International Development
Latin American Centre
I am University Lecturer in the Political Economy of Latin America at the
University of Oxford in a joint appointment between the Latin American Centre (part of
the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies) and the Department of International
Development (QEH). I am also a Fellow at St Antony's College.
I teach a course in the Economics of Latin America and some lectures in the
core course and the History and Politics option in the MPhil in Development Studies at
QEH. I am also the convenor of the Economics Foundation of the MPhil in Development Studies and contribute to the MSc in Economics for Development at QEH.
My research interests concentrate on state-society relations, income distribution
and the impacts of outsourcing, with especial attention to small Latin American countries
like Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. My current research interests concentrate in
four different areas: (1) The contradictions of the new model of democratization and neoliberalism in Central America; (2) The economic and political determinants of the social state in Costa
Rica (a joint project with Juliana Martinez Franzoni from the University of Costa Rica and funded with a small grant from the British Academy); (3) The political economy of North-South Agreements; and (4) Industrial policy and the process of upgrading in small countries.