Welcome! I’m a PhD Candidate at the Wilf Family Department of Politics at NYU.

My research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and political psychology, with a particular interest in developing countries.  My dissertation analyzes the impact of providing goods and services on State legitimacy and citizen cooperation with the State. To do so I use both formal and experimental methods. Some of my other projects analyze the impact of emotions, in particular fear, on collective action. My research has been funded by the CESS Lab at NYU, the Public Safety Lab at NYU and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE).

Before coming to NYU I studied a BA in Economics and a BA in  Political Science at ITAM in Mexico City and worked as an analyst for the Public Finance and Infrastructure team at Evercore Partners and as an independent consultant. In my free time I enjoy watching baseball (I’m an avid Mets fan) and football and discovering new international cuisines.

You can contact me at abraham.aldama@nyu.edu