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 Public Policy

  • The Distributive Politics of Non-State Welfare Provision (tentative title, book project)
    *Recipient of the 2019 Harold D. Lasswell Award for best dissertation in the field of public policy by the American Political Science Association
    *Recipient of the 2018 James G. March Award for "outstanding dissertation in any field of political science" by Yale’s Political Science Department.
  • Working paper: The Timing of Public Policies: Political Budget Cycles and Credit Claiming in a Housing Policy
  • Working paper: Do Governments Make Dreams Come True? An Analysis of a Housing Program (with Cesar Zucco Jr. and Felipe Nunes)

    *Honorable mention for the 2019 Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Award for best paper in the social sciences, Latin American Studies Association's Brazil Section

    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

Research Methods

  • Working paper: Analysis of Experimental Designs with Ordinal Outcomes: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches (with Vivekinan L. Ashok).

Other type of research

  • Working paper: What kills a rumor? (with Fred Batista, Felipe Nunes and Nara Pavão).
  • Research Report: Funding Campaigns: Evidence from the Car Wash Investigation (with Jonathan Phillips).
  • 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 (undergraduate): POLS 490 - Political Economy of Latin America (Emory University, Department of Political Science).
  • Instructor (undergraduate): POLS 208 - Research Methods (Emory University, Department of Political Science).
  • 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).
  • Teaching Interests

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

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