Rafael J. Ch Duran

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rafael Ch is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) and an Economics of Conflicts Fellow at the International Crisis Group. He received his Ph,D. in Politics in the Department of Politics at the New York University. Rafael research interests lie in Comparative Politics and Research Methods, and include the study of Governance, Conflict, and State Capture. He has a regional specialization in developing countries, particularly Latin America. Rafael received the NYU’s Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship 2020-2021 and his research has been supported by organizations including the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Program, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Universidad del Rosario, the Center for Studies in Security and Drugs (CESED) from Universidad Los Andes, among others. His scholarly work has been published in the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Urban Economics. He has served as a referee for the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Prior to NYU, Rafael worked as Director of the Economic and Public Security Research Division at the Center of Research for Development, A.C. (CIDAC), and as a Visiting Professor at the Political Science Department of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He received his B.A. in Economics at ITAM with highest distinction.