Associate Professor of Economics, CEMFI
Monica Martinez-Bravo is an Associate Professor at CEMFI in Madrid. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2010. Before moving to CEMFI, she was Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Monica is an Affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the International Growth Center (IGC), and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Her research interests are in the fields of development economics and political economy. She has studied the determinants of the elite capture in consolidating democracies and the role of the quality of political representatives in public good provision.
Monica’s research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
Recent work by Monica Martinez-Bravo
Elite control and development in Brazil
How do changes in the concentration of political power affect long-run development?
Audio : Institutions & Political Economy
What happens when a better-educated generation gets involved in local politics?
How an education reform in Indonesia resulted in better public service delivery
How to reduce elite capture: Watch out for local elites during democratic transitions
Allowing old-regime agents to remain in power during democratic transitions facilitates elite capture, which lowers public good provision
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