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Matias LOPEZ

post-doctoral researcher
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Spoken languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Comparative politics
  • Democracy and democratization
  • Inequality
  • Research methods
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Latin America


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.

Selected publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Book chapters