Victoria Paniagua is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science whose research interests lie at the intersection between comparative and international political economy. She studies the political economy of development and redistribution in developing countries from different angles. In her dissertation, she explores the historical roots of economic elites’ capacity to shape policies with a high impact on development and redistribution. In other current research projects, she studies how the latter are affected by factors other than elites’ influence, such as clientelism, electoral competition, state capacity, voters’ preferences, and international financial market constraints. Victoria holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. During 2017-2018 she will be a Sawyer-Mellon Foundation Graduate Fellow.