Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro's research interests include comparative political institutions, subnational politics, and the political economy of development, with a particular focus on Latin America.
She is currently completing a book manuscript on clientelism and social policy across Argentine municipalities. In a second project, she examines citizen attitudes towards corruption in Brazil. Both projects employ a mix of methodologies, including survey experiments.
Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro is the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University in May, 2008. Her research interests include comparative political institutions, political behavior, federalism and decentralization, and the political economy of development, with a focus on Latin America. She is currently completing a book on clientelism and social policy in Argentine municipalities. She is also working on a collaborative project that examines citizen attitudes towards corruption in Brazil. She has published or forthcoming articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Comparative Politics, the Latin American Research Review, and Latin American Politics and Society.
REBECCA WEITZ-SHAPIRO, Phd, Columbia University 2008
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