Matias López earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2019 and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, IHEID, on the SNF-funded project about Elites & Inequalities led by Prof Graziella Moraes Silva. Matias has held positions as lecturer of Methodology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and as a Predoc Fellow at Harvard University. His research addresses: Democratic survival in contexts of high inequality; How distribution is shaped by elites' reaction to the externalities of inequality; The relationship between corruption and economic preferences.
López, M. (2020). State Segmentation and Democratic Survival in Latin America. American Behavioral Scientist, 64(9), 1242-1270.
López, M., Moraes Silva, G., Teeger, C., & Marques, P. (2020). Economic and cultural determinants of elite attitudes toward redistribution. Socio-Economic Review.
López, M. (2018). States, elites, and inequality in Latin America. Sociology Compass, 12(8), e12598.
López, M. (2016). Elite framing of inequality in the press: Brazil and Uruguay compared. Brazilian Political Science Review, 10(1).
López, M. (2013). The state of poverty: Elite perceptions of the poor in Brazil and Uruguay. International Sociology, 28(3), 351-370.