Ignacio Arana

Ignacio Arana is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. He specializes in elite behavior by analyzing how the personality traits and other individual differences of heads of government impact executive governance. He also studies the consequences of variation in political institutions across countries, with a focus on Latin America. He examines executive-legislative relations, informal institutions, gender and politics, and judicial politics.

His research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political SciencePolitical PsychologyDemocratizationJournal of Legislative StudiesLatin American Politics and SocietyJournal of Law and CourtsLatin American PerspectivesAmérica Latina HoyRevista de Ciencia PolíticaBolivian Studies Journal, and Política. He also has published or forthcoming book chapters in Oxford University Press, Springer, and Flacso.