CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Aaron Schneider

Former Visiting CIPR Research Fellow


  • B.A., Brown University, Economics, Development Studies, 1993
  • M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Political Science, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Political Science, 2001

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Adjunct Professor, American University, 2006
  • Lecturer, University of Sussex, 2001-2006
  • Graduate Instructor, University of California-Berkley, 1995-2000

Research & Teaching Specializations: Brazil, Central America, Political Economy, Public Finance, Statecraft

Related Experience

  • Article Reviewer for World Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Development Studies, Development Policy Review, Brazilian Review of Political Science
  • Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Univ. of Sussex, 2002-2007
  • Special Adviser, Sec. of the Presidency, Government of Honduras, 2006
  • Policy Advisor, Interamerican Development Bank, Washington, D.C., 2005-2006
  • MPhil Course Director, Institute for Development Studies, The University of Sussex, 2004-2006


  • British Academy, Research and Travel Grant Funds, 2004, 2008
  • Provost Fund for Faculty Student Engagement, Tulane University, 2008
  • Newcomb Institute Faculty Grant, Tulane University, 2008
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, 2007
  • Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for International Relations, Brazil, 1998-1999

Languages: Spanish; Portuguese

Selected Publications

  • 2008. “After the Washington Consensus: International Assistance and Governance.” Revista Debates. 2 (1): 15-31.
  • 2007. “Governance Reform and Institutional Change: Federalism and Tax in Brazil.” Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 45 (4): 476-498.
  • 2006. “Who gets what from whom? The Impact of Decentralization on Tax Capacity and Social Spending.” Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 44 (3): 344-369.
  • 2006. “Competitive Institution-Building: The PT and Participatory Budgeting in Rio Grande do Sul.” With Goldfrank B. Latin American Politics and Society. 48 (3): 1-26.
  • 2006. “Responding to Fiscal Stress: Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Adjustment in Four Brazilian States.” Journal of Development Studies. 42 (3): 402-425.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: International Development: Latin America; State Building in Latin America; People’s Politics of Latin America; International Political Economy







All Events

Upcoming Events

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

View Full Event Description

The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.