Paul Lagunes is currently serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy and was previously an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research examines the issue of corruption, especially as it affects governments in the Americas. Primarily through the execution of field experiments, he offers insights on corruption’s regressive impact on society; the factors maintaining a corrupt status quo; the conditions under which anti corruption monitoring is most effective; and the means to motivate those at the frontline of the fight against corruption. Paul has served as a visiting scholar at the Inter-American Development Bank (2016-2017) and at Rice University’s Baker Institute (2018-2019). He serves as a voting member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) and the Coalition for Integrity (C4I). He has also served as an advisor on the Brookings Institute’s Study on Transparency and Integrity in the Natural Resource Sector.

Paul Lagunes



Years active

2021, 2022