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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros

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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
Department of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, Duke University, 1997
MA, Political Science, Duke University, 1993


Alberto Diaz-Cayeros is a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. His research interests include federalism, poverty relief, indigenous governance, political economy of health, violence and citizen security in Mexico and Latin America. He is author of Federalism, Fiscal Authority and Centralization in Latin America (Cambridge, reedited 2016) and coauthor with Federico Estévez and Beatriz Magaloni of The Political Logic of Poverty Relief (Cambridge, 2016), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is currently working on a project on the developmental legacies of colonial rule and governance in indigenous communities in Mexico and is the co-PI (with Beatriz Magaloni) of the project Citizen Trust and Evidence-Based Police Accountability and Professionalization in Mexico.

Research Interests: 
Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Poverty, Rule of Law