Monica Martinez-Bravo is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI). She is also a Research Affiliates of BREAD, CEPR and the IGC and sits on the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies. Her research interests are in the fields of development economics and political development. Prior to joining CEMFI, she was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.