Garcia Magos, Alejandro



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Comparative Politics


Development Studies


Lucan A. Way

Garcia Magos, Alejandro


When does electoral competition matter for government responsiveness? A subnational study in Mexico


Alejandro was born in Mexico City where he graduated in Economics from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Prior to moving to Canada he worked at the Bank of Mexico as a financial analyst. He pursued a MA in Political Science at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Policzer. He is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His dissertation research focuses on the relationship between electoral competition and public goods provision across Mexican states, and how this relationship is shaped by regional economic disparities. He regularly blogs in Spanish for Global Brief magazine.


García Magos, Alejandro. “Candidates Without Parties: Lessons from Mexico.” November 2015. Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary.

Research Interests

Comparative politics, Parties and party systems, Elections, Democracy, Authoritarianism, Methodology, Mexico and Latin America, Voting behaviour, Political participation, Economic development, Federalism, Local government, Modernization, Revolution, Electoral systems, Hybrid regimes, Presidential power, Democratic transitions.

Previous Degrees

B.A. Economics, Universidad Iberoamericana
M.A. Political Science, University of Calgary

Teaching Experience

Economía General. Departamento de Economía, Universidad Iberoamericana 2004-2005 (instructor).
Latin America: Culture and society. University of Calgary, 2007 (TA).
POL222H1F: Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning I, University of Toronto 2012-2016 (TA).