His teaching includes courses on networks and institutions, quantitative contextual analysis, political economy of development, positive political economy, and Latin American politics.

Prof. Razo researches how informal and formal institutions affect economic behavior in developing countries. His research interests include the development of mathematical and computational models to develop theories on the impact of social and political networks on economic outcomes. He is also interested in applying statistical networks analysis to the study of economic history and international development.

Research Interests

  • Political economy; institutions; development; networks; Latin America
Chicano/a Studies, Political Science
PhD, Stanford University, Political Science, 2003
MS, Stanford University, Statistics, 2001
MA, Stanford University, Latin American Studies, 1996
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics, 1993
political economics or economy economics studies - developing countries comparative government or politics formal theory (political science) political methodology government accountability social measurement and indicators social structures
American Political Science Association
International Network for Social Network Analysis