Victor Araújo is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Economy and Development at the University of Zurich. He studies political economy, comparative politics, and research methods. His current work on the development consequences of infrastructure provision and the electoral effects of the welfare policies draws on natural experiments and qualitative fieldwork in Latin America. Before joining UZH, Araújo received a master degree in Political Science from the University of São Paulo and a BA in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He also was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Duke University, and Texas A&M University.