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Jenny Guardado

Jenny Guardado is an assistant professor in the Center for Latin American Studies in the School of Foreign Service. She joined the Georgetown faculty in 2015 and was a member of the Latin America Initiative Faculty Committee (2016-2017).

International activities include:

  • Author of several research papers examining the political and economic mechanisms affecting armed conflict, corruption, and economic development
  • Her work is currently published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Development, and International Studies Quarterly, among others
  • Recipient of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for best paper, for her dissertation “Office-selling, Corruption, and Long-term Development in Peru,” presented at MPSA in 2013
  • Awarded the Oliver A. Williamson prize for best paper presented at the International Society for New Institutional Economics Conference in 2014 for her work on land tenure in Peru
  • Previously a postdoctoral scholar at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago from 2014 to 2015

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