About me.

Natália S. Bueno: I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. Pior to joining Emory, I received a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Curriculum Vitae

A member of the EGAP network, a research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at University of California, Berkeley and Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector at Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Contact information

Department of Political Science

Emory University

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1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322


Distributive Politics, Non-State Welfare Provision, and Accountability

  • The Distributive Politics of Non-State Welfare Provision*
    *Recipient of the James G. March Award for "outstanding dissertation in any field of political science" by Yale’s Political Science Department.
  • The Uses of Distributive Politics: Programmatic Brand Policies and Pork-Barrel Politics in Brazil
  • The Political Effects of Future Benefits (with Cesar Zucco Jr. and Felipe Nunes)

    Reprinted at: Grugel, Jean. Democratization: Theories, Methods and Historical Perspectives, vol. IV: 235-272. Sage Library of Political Science, 2013
    Reprinted in Portuguese at: Reis, Elisa P.ONGs, Novos Vínculos entre a Sociedade e o Estado, Editora 7 Letras, 2013

Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior

Other type of research

  • Sociedade civil e intermediação política - Associações de bairro e ONGs em duas metrópoles latino-americanas. (with Adrián Gurza Lavalle) In: Eduardo Marques (ed.). Redes sociais no Brasil: Sociabilidade, organizações civis e políticas públicas. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço e Centro de Estudos da Metrópole, p. 173-210, 2012.
  • The private motivations of public action: women's associational lives and political activism in Brazil (with Solange Simões, Bruno Reis, Daniel Biagioni & Fabrício Fialho) Advances in Gender Research, 13: 203-239, 2009.


  • Instructor (graduate/undergraduate): POLS 585-3/QTM 491 - Design & Analysis of Experiments (Emory University, Department of Political Science).
  • Teaching Fellow (undergraduate): STAT 100/500 - Introductory Statistics (Yale University, instructor: Jessi Cisewski, Department of Statistics).
  • Teaching Fellow (undergraduate): PLSC 452 - Intro Statistics: Political Science (Yale University, instructor: Kelly Rader, Department of Political Science).
  • Teaching Fellow (graduate): PLSC 504 - Advanced Quantitative Methods (Yale University, instructor: Allan Dafoe, Department of Political Science).
  • Instructor (graduate): Causal Inference and Experimental Analysis (Program in Quantitative Methodology/Federal University of Minas Gerais, ESPCA Unicamp).
  • Instructor (undergraduate): Introduction to Network Analysis (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).
  • Teaching Interests

    Comparative Politics, Political Economy of Development, Non-state Actors and Welfare Provision, Public Policy, Race, Inequality and Political Behavior, Latin American Politics, Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis.

    Data & Code

    This is a list of datasets, research instruments, and pieces of code that could be useful to other researchers. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions, and suggestions. See links next to publications for replication files.



    Research Instruments

    • Semi-structured qualitative interviews with bureaucrats (coming soon)
    • Semi-structured qualitative interviews with nonstate providers (coming soon)