Welcome to my website.

    I recently completed my PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My background is in economics and political science. My research interests are in the political economy of development, with a focus on how political institutions and politicians shape economic development. My work uses large N micro data and quasi-experimental designs to study the causes and consequences of political selection. I am interested in the consequences of electing certain politician types (ideology, professional background), and how electoral institutions can determine the type of politician who runs in elections. My most recent research is on the influence of money in politics: the effects of electing a politician that was donor funded, and how campaign limits can change the role of money in politics.

    Starting 2018 I will be a post-doctoral researcher at ETH-Zurich Public Policy Group. Previously I was a fellow at Harvard-IQSS, and I was part of the Visiting Scholars Program at NYU-Politics department. 

My email addess is: n.a.ruiz-guarin[at]lse.ac.uk.

You can find my CV here.

And more about my research here.