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Pedro M. Barros

Master of Science (MSc), International Political Economy (Research), London School of Economics, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics - Quantitative Emphasis, University of Minnesota; Exchange Program, Harvard University


International and Comparative Political Economy in the Global South. Foreign Portfolio Investment, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Institutions


Pedro Moraya Barros is a PhD Student in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a director and co-principal investigator of the Global Leadership Project (GLP), which is sponsored by the World Bank Group.

His primary fields of interest are comparative and international political economy, with main focus on foreign portfolio investment, foreign direct investment, and domestic institutions in the Global South.

Pedro received a master's degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a B.A. in Economics - Quantitative Emphasis with Minor in History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Pedro also received undergraduate training at Harvard University, Universidad de Vigo, and Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Pedro has experience working and/or studying in London, Paris, Geneva, Minneapolis, Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere in Europe and North America. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and has advanced level in French. 

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