Lucas Núñez joins the Schar School from California Institute of Technology where he recently completed his PhD in Social Science. His academic highlights include receiving the 2016 John O. Ledyard Prize for Graduate Research in Social Science, 2013 – 2014 Institute Fellowship and numerous conference travel grants from his alma mater.
His professional background includes consulting for the World Bank, Development Research Group. He has also been an analyst for the Center for Financial Research, Business School, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.
Núñez will draw from his research on quantitative methods, and political and electoral behavior to teach an introductory course in social scientific research methods with applications to government and politics.