Gustavo Robles

Gustavo Robles

Social Science Research Scholar, PovGov

Encina Hall, C424
616 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Research Interests

Latin American Politics, Economics of Crime and Violence, Legislative Studies, Political Economy of Development


Gustavo Robles is a Research Scholar for the Program on Poverty and Governance (POVGOV) at CDDRL. He finished his PhD in Political Science at Stanford University in 2017 with specialization in Political Methodology and Comparative Politics. His PhD dissertation focused on the dynamics and consequences of drug-related violence in Mexico. His research interests include the economics of crime and violence in Latin America, political economy of development, and legislative studies.  He is involved in POVGOV’s projects on police accountability and use of force, crime and security, and violence prevention in Brazil and Mexico. He was a pre-doctoral fellow at CDDRL in 2014-2015.

Before attending Stanford, Gustavo worked at Evercore Partners as a financial advisor for states and municipalities in Mexico. He also worked as an economic analyst for the Mexican Minister of Finance and for the Center of Analysis and Economic Research at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

He holds a M.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from ITAM. He won the Ex ITAM Research Prize for the best undergraduate thesis in Political Science in 2009 and the Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship in 2008 (declined).

Stanford Affiliations

Political Science