Publications

“Adoption and Evolution of Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America.” (2019). Oxford Research of Encyclopedia Politics.

“Debating Trade: The Legislative Politics of Free Trade Agreements in Latin America.” (2019). Government and Opposition 54 (2): 336-364.

“Neoliberalism with a Human Face?: Ideology and the Diffusion of Latin America’s Conditional Cash Transfer Programs.” (2018). Comparative Politics 50 (2): 147-169.

“Costa Rica 2016: Third Time’s a Charm? Not for Luis Guillermo Solís’s Tax Reforms.” (2017). Revista de Ciencia Política 37 (2): 389-412.

“Rules of Procedure as a Cause of Legislative Paralysis: The Case of Costa Rica, 2002–2012.” (2014). Latin American Politics and Society 56 (4): 119-141.

Best Practices in Scholar-Practitioner Relations: Insights from the Field of Inter-American Affairs.” (2014). International Studies Perspectives 51 (1): 54–72. (with Mariano Bertucci and Claudia Fuentes-Julio).

In January 2008, three months after Costa Rican voters approved a free-trade agreement with the United States via referendum, legislative supporters of the agreement, representing a two-thirds supermajority of the country’s Legislative Assembly, brought to the floor a wheelbarrow containing more than 5,000 amendments spanning 52,000 pages made to the first three of 13 bills the country needed to implement to be allowed into the agreement.

Filibustering: Opponents of CAFTA-DR issued 5,000 amendments spanning 52,000 pages to the first three of the 13 reforms Costa Rica needed to implement to be allowed into the agreement.