Nico Ravanilla

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Nico Ravanilla

Doctoral Student
Comparative Politics

  • Fields of Study
    • Political Economy & Governance
    • Comparative Politicss
    • Public Policy
  • About

    Nico is a candidate in the Joint PhD Program in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His primary research is on nudging good politicians.

    His other works cover a variety of topics including distributive politics, accountability, migration, political economy of religion, and political networks. His regional area of specialization is Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. Methodologically, he conducts randomized controlled trials in field settings, and uses novel datasets to analyze causal questions in political economy and governance.

    He received a BS and MA Economics at the University of the Philippines, and, as a Fulbright Scholar, an MA Economics at the University of Michigan.