María Ballesteros

About Me

I am a Research Assistant at the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the Harris School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago. I work with Professors Austin L. Wright and Konstantin Sonin to leverage declassified military records and proprietary surveys in order to better understand the political economy of conflict in Afghanistan.

I recently graduated from ITAM University in Mexico City with a degree in Political Science, and plan to apply to PhD programs in Political Science and Political Economy this December. This summer, I served as a Quantitative Analysis Teaching Fellow for the Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program at The Harris School.