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Tulane University

Matthew Johnson

Former CIPR Post-doctoral Fellow (2012-2013)

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Matthew Johnson was born and raised in a small town in southern Minnesota. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Business at the University of Minnesota in 2001, he worked as a consultant in Minneapolis, MN. He returned to the University of Minnesota to study Political Science, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2004. After moving to Seattle, WA, he relocated once again to Austin, TX in August 2006 to pursue a PhD in the Department of Government at the University of Texas. He earned a Masters of Arts in 2010 and his PhD in 2012. His research focuses primarily on the political economy of Latin American countries with abundant natural resources, the resource curse, as well as political institutions and institutionalization. More specifically, his dissertation examines the political institutions governments use to manage the flows of natural resource revenues and explains the reasons why some of these institutions are successful while others are not. He has received numerous grants and fellowships to fund his dissertation research, which took him to Mexico, Chile, and Venezuela. He is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation.

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