Welcome to my website.

    I 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. I use quasi-experimental designs, to study the role of politicians and political institutions in economic development. Lately I´ve been interested in studying the role of campaign donations in distortions on public procurement.

    Currently I am a (UK) Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, at the University of Oxford and an Associate Member at Nuffield College I am also an affiliate staff at the London School of Economics-IDUniversity of Oxford's Latin American Centre, and adjunct prof at Universidad del Rosario Economics department where I teach over summers. Before, I was a post-doctoral researcher at ETH-Zurich Public Policy Group (Chair: Dominik Hangartner), a fellow at Harvard-IQSS and I was part of the Visiting Scholars Program at NYU-Politics department.

 I teach comparative politics and quantitative research methods at Oxford for MPhils and DPhils. Next year will be the co-director with (Andy Eggers) of the Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods where a variety of research methods are taught. Applications for the school will be open early 2020.  

  Before academia I used to work at the Inter-American Development Bank as a research fellow evaluating development projects in the field across Latin-America.

My email addess is: nelson.ruiz[at]politics.ox.ac.uk

You can find my CV here.

And more about my research here.