Horacio Larreguy

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Political Science

Horacio Larreguy

Full time professor
National Researcher (Level I)

He is an Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)  in Mexico City.  He is a Visiting Researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST). Before, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University. 

Native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he received a PhD in Economics from MIT in 2013, a Master in Economics and Finance from CEMFI in 2007 and a BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires in 2004.  

His research interests include political economy and development economics using both theory and empirics.  Broadly, he has been interested in political accountability and vote behavior in Africa and Latin America. In particular, he has worked on clientelism and vote buying, the importance of information for political accountability, whether education fosters political participation, and whenever possible, the relevance of social networks for these and other development issues. More recently, motivated by the COVID-19 infodemic, he is working on various projects on misinformation in Bolivia, South Africa,  and Zimbabwe.  

You can find a copy of his CV  and Google Scholar page in the associated links. While each of his published papers has a link to the replication materials, most of them can be found here

Academic Studies

BA Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
MA Economics and Finance, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, Spain
PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Topics of Interest

  • Development economics
  • Political Economy

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