PhD candidate in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley and a Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development. Broadly, his research interests encompass the political economy of development of Latin America and of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he studies questions concerning crime, human capital, immigration, and policing under weak institutional settings.
Recent work by Carlos Schmidt-Padilla
For individuals living in El Salvador’s gang territories, restrictions on freedom of movement significantly limit one’s labour market options