Francisco Garfias

Francisco Garfias is an assistant professor of political science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. He is an expert voice on comparative political economy, econometrics and Mexican and Latin American politics. Garfias’s current research focuses on the political economy of taxation and state capacity both in Mexico and Brazil. In addition, he also has projects underway regarding the effects of communications technology on protest. He received his PhD in political science from Stanford University. 
  • Comparative political economy
  • Econometrics
  • Mexican and Latin American politics
Timmons, Jeffrey, and Francisco Garfias. 2015. Revealed Corruption, Taxation, and Fiscal Accountability: Evidence from BrazilWorld Development 70 (June 2015): 13–27.
Christensen, Darrin, and Francisco Garfias. 2015. Can You Hear Me Now? How Communication Technology Affects Protest and Repression. SSRN Working Paper. August 11.

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