Raúl is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Methodology and the Department of International Development. He completed his PhD (Development Studies) at King’s College London and holds an MSc (Economics) from the University of Warwick. Before joining LSE, Raúl taught at Queen Mary and UCL. His previous professional experience is on the design and implementation of Transparency and Accountability initiatives in Latin America.
Raúl’s is a mixed-methods Political Economist interested in the Political Economy of Development and Comparative Politics.
His PhD thesis studies how revenues from natural resources shape the policymaking process in resource-rich countries,.using quantitative and qualitative methods (Time Series and Process Tracing). Currently, he is converting his PhD thesis into journal articles. Additionally, Raúl is also interested in the links between fiscal institutions and abundance of natural resources, institutional persistence and long-run development.