Latin American Centre Seminars: Exogenous Shocks and Misattribution of Responsibility for Economic Performance: Results From Survey Experiments

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Convener: David Doyle

Speakers: Cesar Zucco Júnior - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)/ Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE)

Cesar Zucco Jr. is a Professor at FGV/EBAPE, a school of business and public administration in Rio de Janeiro. He specializes in Latin American politics, and his main current collaborative projects examine how economic factors beyond the control of Latin American Presidents affect their popularity and re-election prospects,   identify which features make conditional cash transfers popular among the economically better-off, and seek to map and understand partisanship in Brazil. All of these projects employ a mix of observational and experimental techniques, including both survey and lab-experiments. He obtained his Ph.D in Political Science from UCLA, was previously an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, and held visiting appointments at Princeton and Yale.  His previous work on Brazilian and Latin American Politics has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, and other comparative politics and area studies journals.