Daniel Gingerich

Daniel Gingerich is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government, Harvard University. His doctoral thesis, Corruption in General Equilibrium: Political Institutions and Bureaucratic Performance in South America, examines the relationship between political institutions and the modes of patronage politics in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile. This work draws upon extensive survey research conducted with the participation of nearly 3,000 public employees in the aforementioned countries. Daniel’s primary research interests include corruption (theoretical and empirical approaches), Latin American politics and the impact of electoral institutions.