Ignacio Mamone

Ignacio Mamone is a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in comparative and international political economy. His dissertation project analyzes how partisan competition shapes public opinion on globalization and the conditions under which policymakers adjust trade policy to voters' preferences in developing democracies. His research agenda also includes work on the political economy of sovereign debt, industrial policy, intergovernmental transfers, and natural resources. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Ignacio was a graduate fellow of Argentina's national science foundation (CONICET) and completed a Master's degree in political science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He was also a lecturer of comparative politics and research methods at Universidad Catolica Argentina. In the public sector, Ignacio was a policy analyst in the Appropriations Committee of Argentina's Chamber of Deputies and at the City Government of Buenos Aires.

Education & Training

  • PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, ICPSR, 2017
  • MA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, 2015
  • BA, Universidad Catolica Argentina, 2009

Representative Publications

Mamone, Ignacio and Amy E. Smith. 2019. Crossing Borders: US Policy toward Latin America. In: Foreign Policy Issues for America: The Trump Years, R. Mansbach and J. McCormick, eds. (Routledge).

Mamone, Ignacio. 2018. Authoritarian Institutions and Industrial Policy: The Political Economy of Industrial Reform during the Argentine Dictatorship, Desarrollo Economico, 57(223): 437-459.

Gonzalez, Lucas and Ignacio Mamone. 2015. Distributive Politics in Developing Federal Democracies: Compensating Governors for their Territorial Support. Latin American Politics and Society, 57(3): 50-76.

Gonzalez, Lucas and Ignacio Mamone. 2015. Who Distributes? Presidents, Congress, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Argentina and Brazil. Revista Iberoamericana de Estudos Legislativos 4: 17-32.

Gonzalez, Lucas and Ignacio Mamone. 2014. Fiscal Pressures and Political Conflict in Argentina. Revista de Ciencia Politica, 4(1): 3-36.

Gonzalez, Lucas and Ignacio Mamone. 2011. La Economia Politica de la Distribucion Federal de Obra Publica en Argentina. Desarrollo Economico, 50(201): 59-80.

Research Interest Summary

Political Economy; Public Opinion; Trade; Redistribution; Latin America


Area of Study