Horacio Larreguy

Horacio Larreguy

Long-term visitor, not currently in residence at IAST

Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Research interests

political accountability, vote buying, education and political participation, social networks, misinformation


Horacio Larreguy received his PhD in Economics from the MIT in 2013. He is interested in political accountability, and his work is mostly in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he works on the importance of information for political accountability, vote buying, when education fosters political participation, and whenever possible, he looks at the relevance of social networks for these and other issues. More recently, motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic, I have started several projects on misinformation. Horacio’s methodological focus is on causal identification using both observational and experimental data. He has conducted very large-scale experiments in Bolivia, Liberia, Mexico, Senegal, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Horacio has published and forthcoming work at the AEJ: Applied Economics, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Journal of Politics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, among other journals. Horacio has served as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is currently an Associate Editor of the Economic Journal.