Rethink the rise and development of criminal networks that connect elected officials and state security and judicial agents with criminal groups and sometimes with business firms. Develop methodologies to measure the existence of these criminal structures.
Nieto-Matiz, Camilo. “Dismantling from Below: How Criminal Coalitions hinder State Expansion. Evidence from paramilitary politics in Colombia”. In progress.
Nieto-Matiz, Camilo and Natán Skigin. “The Unintended Consequences of Democratic Reforms: Electronic Voting and Criminal Violence in Brazil”. In progress.
Skigin, Natán. “Predicting Large-Scale Violence in Criminal Wars”. In progress.