I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bocconi University and a member of the CLEAN Research Unit. I work in the fields of comparative politics and political economy, with a regional focus on Latin America. My research examines political corruption, democratic development, environmental degradation, and electoral fraud.
My book project focuses on the reaction of political elites to anti-corruption policies. In on-going projects, I investigate the causes of corruption convictions, nepotism in public employment and procurement, democratic erosion and the political economy of environmental degradation in Brazil.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA in December 2019. My research has been funded by J-PAL Governance Initiative, the Tinker Institute, UCLA’s International and Latin American Institutes, and Bank of Italy’s Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance.
Contact: gehrke.manoel (at) unibocconi.it