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Luis Martinez

Assistant Professor

Harris Public Policy

Luis Martinez’s research focuses on the political economy of development, with an active interest in the functioning of both democracies and autocracies. He is currently studying the manipulation of GDP statistics in authoritarian regimes, the differential impact of tax and nontax revenue on the performance of local governments in Colombia, as well as the effect of abstention fines on voter registration and turnout in Peru.

In previous work, published in the Journal of Development Economics, he has studied the effects of access to foreign territory on insurgent violence in Colombia. Martinez holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.

Aleppo, Syria - October 4th

Smoke rises after a warcraft belonging to the Russian Army bombed a residential area in the Darat Izza neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria on October 4, 2016.

GETTY / Mahmud Faysal / Anadolu Agency