Speaker: Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, Columbia University
María Victoria Murillo received her BA from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and her MA and PhD from Harvard University. She is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Columbia University and a Visiting Professor at Universidad Di Tella. She has been a Fulbright, a Harvard Academy, a Peggy Rockefeller and a Russell Sage Visiting Scholar. She is the author of Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions, and Market Reforms in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Political Competition, Partisanship, and Policymaking in the Reform of Latin American Public Utilities (Cambridge University Press, 2009) as well as multiple articles in US and Latin American journals. Her ongoing work includes a book manuscript with Ernesto Calvo on party-voter linkages in Latin America, the study of institutional enforcement and stability in the region, and the political consequence of the commodity boom with a particular focus on agricultural commodities in the Southern Cone.