José Ramón obtained his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government (PEG) from Harvard University in May 2023.
José Ramón studies the political economy of economic and political development with a focus on political accountability. Specifically, he has worked on understanding the role of information in improving political accountability, with a specific emphasis on misinformation, political polarization, and corruption; the causes and effects of criminal-political violence on democratic representation; and the effects of the lack of coordination across levels of government.
In his research, José Ramón relies significantly on quasi-experimental and experimental methods. He uses original fine-grained data, which he gathers and structures, originating from a variety of sources, such as administrative records, social media platforms, and online media. In some instances, he also uses formal analytic models to build theoretical frameworks and formulate original predictions to test empirically.
Before his doctoral studies, José Ramón obtained a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City. He was raised in Durango, Mexico.