Santiago Cunial

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Doctoral Candidate, Political Science

PPEH Graduate Fellow

2020 - 2021

Santiago Cunial is currently a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works on political incentives towards energy transitions in developing countries, with a focus on Latin America. His research aims to explain how electoral incentives and macroeconomic contexts affect the adoption of policies that aim to decarbonize the electricity sector. Before coming to UPenn, he did an MA in Political Science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a BA in Political Science at Universidad de Buenos Aires, both in Argentina. In Argentina, Santiago did research on health politics and worked for several national and international agencies.