Guillermo Toral

Guillermo Toral

Biography

Guillermo Toral is a PhD candidate in Political Science at MIT, where he specializes in comparative political economy and methods. His primary research interests focus on the relationships between bureaucrats and politicians, and how they shape government effectiveness. His dissertation project examines these issues by using quasi-experimental, qualitative and survey methods to study municipal bureaucracies in Brazil. Guillermo's research has been supported by the Lemann Foundation and by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives. 

Guillermo holds an MPhil in Comparative Politics from the University of Oxford, where he was a La Caixa Fellow, and a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid. Before coming to MIT, he spent several years working on education policy and programs at the World Bank, in Washington DC and across Latin America.

Biography

Guillermo Toral is a PhD candidate in Political Science at MIT, where he specializes in comparative political economy and methods. His primary research interests focus on the relationships between bureaucrats and politicians, and how they shape government effectiveness. His dissertation project examines these issues by using quasi-experimental, qualitative and survey methods to study municipal bureaucracies in Brazil. Guillermo's research has been supported by the Lemann Foundation and by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives. 

Guillermo holds an MPhil in Comparative Politics from the University of Oxford, where he was a La Caixa Fellow, and a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid. Before coming to MIT, he spent several years working on education policy and programs at the World Bank, in Washington DC and across Latin America.