Residency: September 2013 – December 2013
Research Project: Improving on Economic Voting Measurements: Evidence from Mexico, U.S. and the U.K.
Research Interests: comparative politics, public opinion, quantitative methodology, voting behavior
Marco Morales is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at New York University. He received a B.A. in political science from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). His current research focuses on refining the tools that have traditionally been used to measure and model Economic Voting, both at the individual and at the aggregate levels. Prior to joining the Center, he served as director general for political analysis for the Communications Coordinator and Federal Government Spokeswoman at the Office of the Mexican Presidency and as spokesman for the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations during the country's most recent tenure as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.