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Assistant Professor of Political Science Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, MA Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia); MA, PhD Yale University
Research Areas: comparitive political economy in Latin America
Mario Chacon studies comparative political economy and development, particularly in Latin American nations. He has published on democracy and on economic opportunities and inequalities in Colombia. Currently, Chacon is working on the rise of armed clientelism in Colombia as a result of the ongoing civil war, as well as the spillover effects of civil conflict.