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Cesar Zucco

Former Fellow


    September 1, 2021 — July 5, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil


    • Democracy
    • Economics and Globalization
    • Governance
    • International Development
    • Latin America
    • Brazil

    Wilson Center Projects

    Mitigating the Volatility Curse: How to deal with the political challenges of commodity dependency

    Full Biography

    Cesar Zucco is Associate Professor at the Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration in the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. He previously served as Assistant Professor at Rutgers, and has held visiting appointments at Princeton, Yale, and Oxford. His research examining the functioning of political institutions, several aspects political behavior at the elite and mass levels, as well as the politics of public policies has appeared in leading journals in Political Science and Latin American Studies. He is also the co-author of two books, The Volatility Curse (2020) and Partisans, Anti-Partisans and Non-Partisans: Voting Behavior in Brazil (2018), both published by Cambridge University Press.

    Major Publications

    • "The Volatility Curse", Cambridge University Press 2020 (with D. Campello);
    • "Partisans, Antipartisans, and Nonpartisans: Voting Behavior in Brazil", Cambridge University Press, 2018 (with D. Samuels).
    • "Presidential Success and the World Economy'' The Journal of Politics, 78(2):589--602 (2016, with D. Campello);