Agustina Haime

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Rice University, with a specialization in Comparative Politics and Latin American politics. My research focuses on political behavior and comparative political institutions.

My dissertation “Examining cross-national differences in the importance of parties in Latin America: The role of the institutional context in the use of party labels as shortcuts” examines the impact of the institutional context on the importance of party labels as information shortcuts for voters in Latin America. The project seeks to make a theoretical and a methodological contribution to the study of the importance of party labels as shortcuts that individuals use to make sense of politics across Latin American democracies. To test the main the theory put forward by the study, I will conduct web surveys with embedded conjoint experiments in nine countries.

I have an M.A. in Development, Management and Policy from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2014.