Eduardo Montero

Eduardo is an Assistant Professor at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His research interests are in the political economy of development, with a focus on how variation in informal organizations and cultural norms affect development in Central America and Central Africa. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2018.

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