Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon is a Lecturer in Economics. She graduated from Cornell with a PhD in Economics in February 2010. Her research interests are in political economy and public economics.
Her PhD dissertation was based on newspaper political endorsements. She investigated how they affect election outcomes and the underlying process behind newspaper endorsement decisions. Her current work focuses on understanding how institutions and peers affect voting behaviour.
"The Tuesday Advantage of Candidates Endorsed by American Newspapers" - under review
"Endorse or Not to Endorse: Understanding the Determinants of Newspapers' Likelihood of Making Political Recommendations" - under review.
"The Consequences of Being Forced to Vote: Evidence from Brazil's Dual Voting System" (with Renata Rizzi).
"Identifying Peer Effects among Young Voters: Evidence from Classroom Random Assignments" (with Camila Campos).
My personal website can be found here