Lucas Núñez

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Assistant Professor


Contact Information
Fairfax Campus, Aquia Building, Room 311
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
MSN: 3F4


Lucas Núñez is an Assistant Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government, where he teaches courses on quantitative methodology. He holds a BA and graduate studies in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina) and a Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology. From 2011 to 2013 he worked as a consultant for the World Bank Group, Washington, DC. 

Professor Núñez research focuses on quantitative methods, particularly relating to the challenges presented by unobserved heterogeneity, with applications to political electoral behavior and participation. His research has been published in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, and the Annual Review of Political Science.

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Areas of Research

  • Quantitative Methodology
  • Political Participation
  • Political Behavior
  • Elections