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Tulane University

Ludovico Feoli

Permanent Researcher and CEO, CIAPA, Executive Director - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University

Contact Info
lfeoli@tulane.edu

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Center for Inter-American Policy and Research

Ludovico Feoli is the director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and a Research Associate Professor in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. His research interests include environmental politics, poverty and inequality, and the quality of governance. He is currently the executive director of the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo, CIAPA, in San José, Costa Rica. He has served as country expert for the Bertelsmann Transformation Index and a researcher for the Proyecto Estado de la Nación in Costa Rica. He received his PhD in Political Science from Tulane University in 2007.

Degrees
  • B.A., Claremont McKenna College, Economics, 1985
  • M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 2002
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Political Science, 2007
Academic Experience
  • Research Professor, Tulane University, 2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Political Science, 2003-2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Latin American Studies, 2003-2007

Research & Teaching Specializations: Latin American Political Economy, State Building

Related Experience
  • Director, Center for Interamerican Policy and Research, Tulane University, 2007-
  • CIAPA, Executive Director, 2004-
  • CIAPA, Publications Director, 1995-
  • Grupo Internacional de Finanzas, President, 1985-1999
  • Interalmexin, S.A., Vice President, CEO, 1985-1999
Distinctions
  • Richard Greenleaf Award for Best Paper in the Social Sciences, 2002
  • Stone Center Award for Best Graduate Paper, 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Claremont Chapter, 1985
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • Italian
Overseas Experience
  • Costa Rica
Selected Publications
  • 2013. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies: Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society. Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli. Routledge.
  • 2011. “Desempeño Legislativo En La Primera Legislature De La Administración Chinchilla.” Program Estado de la Nación, Decimosétimo Informe Estado de la Nación en Desarrollo Sostenible. San José, Programa Estado de la Nación.
  • 2011. Gobernabilidad y la Medición de la Efectividad Legislativa Desde la Prensa: El Caso de Costa Rica. Algo más que Presidentes. El Papel del Poder Legislativo en América Latina. M. Alcántara and M. García-Montero. Zaragoza, Fundación Manuel Giménez Abad de Estudios Parlamentarios y del Estado Autonómico.
  • 2010. La Gestión Legislativa en Costa Rica 2006-2010, Ponencia preparada para el Decomosexto Informe Estado de la Nación. San José, Programa Estado de la Nación.
  • 2009. “Costa Rica After CAFTA: The Calm that Follows the Storm?” Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política 29(2): 355-379.
  • 2009. Comparación de la oferta y demanda legislativa en Costa Rica durante el período 2006-2009, Ponencia preparada para el Decimoquinto Informe Estado de la Nación. San José, Programa Estado de la Nación.
  • 2008. Quarentena. Corrupcao: Ensaios e Criticas. L. Avritzer. Belo Horizonte, Editora UFMG: 583-589.
  • 2008. Comparación de la Oferta y Demanda Legislativa en Costa Rica durante el 2007., Ponencia preparada para el Decimocuarto Informe Estado de la Nación. San José, Programa Estado de la Nación.
  • 1999. “El Proceso de Conertacion y la Reforma de Pensiones.” Economia y Sociedad No. 9. Enero-Abril: 75-77
  • 1998. “Las Pensiones en la Concertacion.” El Financiero. 5 al 11 de octubre: 7.
  • 1997. “Economía Subterranea: la Otra Cara de la Carga Impositiva.” El Financiero. 26 de mayo al 1 de junio:7.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: POLC-4390-01: Poverty & Development, POLI-4620-01: Global Environmental Politics

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2

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Critical Issues in Democratic Governance: Spring 2019 CIPR Series

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Latin America faces major threats to democratic governance, but there are also new opportunities for grassroots mobilization and social policy expansion. In Critical Issues in Democratic Governance the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will host speakers to discuss emerging issues that have surfaced in democratic governance in the region. In Brazil, the AIDS movement constructed a powerful new advocacy coalition, with coordination between bureaucrats and activities. In Argentina and Brazil, there are sharp contrasts in the social welfare policies that governors and mayors have implemented, with profound consequences for livelihood of the poor and marginalized. Finally, the outbreak of violence across Latin America, under democratic regimes raises questions about how criminal organizations compete for influence over transnational illicit networks and infiltrate the state.

Spring 2019 Schedule

February 8, 2019
State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil
Jessica Rich, Marquette University

February 22, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones 100A
Uneven Social Policies: The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin America
Sara Niedzwiecki, University of California, Santa Cruz

April 5, 2019
Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University

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