Eduardo Montero

Eduardo is an Assistant Professor at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His research interests are in the political economy of development, with a focus on how variation in informal organizations and cultural norms affect development in Central America and Central Africa. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2018.

Competition for Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments in El Salvador

A new paper explores how truce deals between gangs are equivalent to collusion, and result in higher extortion prices that have negative consequences for...

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