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Nico Ravanilla

Associate Professor

Nico Ravanilla is an associate professor of political science at the School. With his work spanning the political economy of development, governance and policy analysis, Ravanilla focuses on improving governance by improving the quality of the elected government in developing democracies.

Methodologically, he designs randomized experiments and searches for natural experiments to answer causal questions relevant to his research. Heavily focusing his research in Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Ravanilla also broadly applies the theoretical insights and policy lessons of his research to other countries in the developing world. Ravanilla recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

Education and CV

Ph.D., Political Science and Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2015
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 2010
M.A., Economics, University of the Philippines, 2007
B.A., Economics, University of the Philippines, 2003

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