Alvaro Zuniga-Cordero

Paris School of Economics

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), concurrently serving as the Coordinator for Central America and the Caribbean at the World Inequality Lab (WIL). During the academic year 2021-2022, I was an exchange researcher at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). My research focuses on the intersection of inequality, political economy, international trade, and migration. Currently, I am engaged in projects examining the impact of globalization and increasing inequality on electoral outcomes. Specifically, my research investigates how factors such as growing inequality, foreign direct investment (FDI), international trade, and migration influence political preferences at both the individual and local levels. Through my collaboration with the WIL, I have also been involved in conducting regional studies on income inequality in Latin America in partnership with UN-ECLAC. Additionally, I am affiliated with the research centre Programa Estado de la Nación in Costa Rica.