Graduate Student Associate
Fernando Bizzarro is a PhD Student in Political Science at Harvard's Department of Government. His research concentrates on the nature, the causes, and the consequences of political institutions, particularly on political parties, regimes, and their impacts on human and economic development. His dissertation project studies the formation of "party-based regimes". It offers a global theory that jointly explains why only some autocracies and some democracies are party-based. His work also deals specifically with different aspects of electoral and institutional politics in Brazil and Latin America.