F. Daniel Hidalgo appointed Green Career Development Professor


F. Daniel Hidalgo

Cecil and Ida Green Associate Professor of Political Science

Photo: Stuart Darsch

F. Daniel Hidalgo, Professor of Political Science, has been selected to be the next Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Professor beginning July 1, 2016 for a three-year term. Established by longtime friends and generous benefactors of the Institute, Cecil and Ida Green, this professorship recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching by gifted young faculty members.

Hidalgo joined MIT’s Department of Political Science in 2012. His research focuses on the political economy of elections, campaigns, and representation in developing democracies, especially in Latin America, as well as quantitative methods in the social sciences.

His work has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Politics, Review of Economic and Statistics, and The American Journal of Political Science. His working paper “Voter Buying: Shaping the Electorate Through Clientelism” (with Simeon Nichter) received the Kellogg-Notre Dame Award for best paper in comparative politics.

Department Head and Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science Andrea Campbell said, “We are delighted that Danny’s superb scholarship and teaching are being recognized in this way. Danny is a dedicated teacher who is constantly innovating new approaches to make his material come alive for students. And he is also a prodigious researcher making enormously important contributions to the study of democratic representation and accountability. We are thrilled that he will be MIT’s next Green Career Development Professor.”