Victoria Paniagua is an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy. Her research is at the intersection between international and comparative political economy and centers on the historical and contemporary drivers of development and redistribution.
She received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University. Her dissertation was the 2019 recipient of the Mancur Olson Award for the best dissertation in political economy completed in the previous two years given by the American Political Science Association. This work, which is the backbone of her current book project, studies why, how, and to what extent economic elites influence developmental and redistributive policies. Empirically, it examines the long history of elites in Argentina and Chile drawing on over a century of original individual- and subnational-level archival data on economic elites' inter-personal networks, asset ownership, transcripts from parliamentary sessions, roll-call and census data.
Before joining the LSE, Victoria was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (2019-2020) and a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (2018-2019).