Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, International Relations
Areas of Interest: Conflict and criminal violence, political regimes, causal inference
Natán Skigin is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Kellogg Institute for International Studies PhD Fellow. His work has been published in Legislative Studies Quarterly (LSQ).
His research lies at the intersection between comparative politics and political economy of development. His substantive interests include conflict and criminal violence, regimes and redistribution in developing countries, and the politics of dictatorships, with a special focus in Latin America. His methodological interests center on causal inference, experimental designs, quantitative methods, and network analysis.
In previous works, he conducted research on the conditions under which political parties and electoral coalitions hold primaries in developing countries. He also analyzed how legislative networks increase legislators’ success in Latin American multiparty congresses. Prior to Notre Dame, Natán received an M.A. in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). His research has been supported by UBA and the Argentina’s national science foundation (CONICET).