Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Aaron Schneider

Former Visiting CIPR Research Fellow

  • B.A., Brown University, Economics, Development Studies, 1993
  • M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Political Science, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Political Science, 2001
Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Adjunct Professor, American University, 2006
  • Lecturer, University of Sussex, 2001-2006
  • Graduate Instructor, University of California-Berkley, 1995-2000

Research & Teaching Specializations: Brazil, Central America, Political Economy, Public Finance, Statecraft

Related Experience
  • Article Reviewer for World Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Development Studies, Development Policy Review, Brazilian Review of Political Science
  • Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Univ. of Sussex, 2002-2007
  • Special Adviser, Sec. of the Presidency, Government of Honduras, 2006
  • Policy Advisor, Interamerican Development Bank, Washington, D.C., 2005-2006
  • MPhil Course Director, Institute for Development Studies, The University of Sussex, 2004-2006
  • British Academy, Research and Travel Grant Funds, 2004, 2008
  • Provost Fund for Faculty Student Engagement, Tulane University, 2008
  • Newcomb Institute Faculty Grant, Tulane University, 2008
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, 2007
  • Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for International Relations, Brazil, 1998-1999

Languages: Spanish; Portuguese

Selected Publications
  • 2008. “After the Washington Consensus: International Assistance and Governance.” Revista Debates. 2 (1): 15-31.
  • 2007. “Governance Reform and Institutional Change: Federalism and Tax in Brazil.” Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 45 (4): 476-498.
  • 2006. “Who gets what from whom? The Impact of Decentralization on Tax Capacity and Social Spending.” Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 44 (3): 344-369.
  • 2006. “Competitive Institution-Building: The PT and Participatory Budgeting in Rio Grande do Sul.” With Goldfrank B. Latin American Politics and Society. 48 (3): 1-26.
  • 2006. “Responding to Fiscal Stress: Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Adjustment in Four Brazilian States.” Journal of Development Studies. 42 (3): 402-425.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: International Development: Latin America; State Building in Latin America; People’s Politics of Latin America; International Political Economy