People

Dr Nelson Ruiz

Senior Lecturer (R) (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow)
Department of Government
Dr Nelson Ruiz

Profile

Biography

Welcome to my website. I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Political Economy Research Division at the Government Department at the University of Essex. I am also an Associate Member at Nuffield College University of Oxford, and a research associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). Before, I was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Lecturer at DPIR/Oxford and a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College. My research interests are in the political economy of development. Within this field, the main topic I am interested in is the role of money in politics. Most of my research involves the use of causal inference methods. Before I was a post-doctoral researcher at ETH-Zurich Public Policy Group (Chair: Dominik Hangartner), a fellow at Harvard-IQSS and I was part of the Visiting Scholars Program at NYU-Politics department. I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before academia, I used to work at the Inter-American Development Bank as a research fellow evaluating development projects in the field across Latin America. For more information, please visit my personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/nruiz

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Government at the University of Essex. (1/10/2022 - 1/10/2024)

Publications

Publications (1)

Harding, R., Prem, M., Ruiz, N. and Vargas, D., Buying a Blind Eye: Campaign Donations, Forbearance, and Deforestation in Colombia

Journal articles (4)

Gulzar, S., Rueda, MR. and Ruiz, NA., (2022). Do Campaign Contribution Limits Curb the Influence of Money in Politics?. American Journal of Political Science. 66 (4), 932-946

Gulzar, S., Robinson, TS. and Ruiz, NA., (2022). How Campaigns Respond to Ballot Position: A New Mechanism for Order Effects. The Journal of Politics. 84 (2), 1256-1261

Fergusson, L., Querubin, P., Ruiz, NA. and Vargas, JF., (2021). The Real Winner's Curse. American Journal of Political Science. 65 (1), 52-68

Rueda, MR. and Ruiz, NA., (2020). Political Agency, Election Quality, and Corruption. The Journal of Politics. 82 (4), 1256-1270

Grants and funding

2022

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Leverhulme Trust

Contact

nelson.ruiz@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus