Allyson L. Benton, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C. (CIDE)

Allyson Lucinda Benton is a research professor in the Division de Estudios Politicos at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).  Her research focuses on how economic factors affect voting behavior, inter-governmental relations, and inter- and intra-party dynamics, as well as on how political factors affect investment flows, stock markets, and domestic economic and fiscal policy choices, especially subnational debt decisions, in Latin America.  Beyond political economy, she has also examined the logic behind customary law reform in Mexico’s state of Oaxaca, as well as its effects on authoritarian rule.  Additionally, she has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as advised financial institutions, corporations, governments, and credit rating agencies on political risk in Mexico and in Latin America. Allyson has been a part of the IPSA-USP Summer School teaching faculty since 2017. In 2019, she will be teaching "Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science" in Module 1 and "Advanced Research Design in Political Science:  From Modeling to Manuscript" in Module 2.