His current research focuses on business and taxation, political finance and lobbying regulation, economic development, and electoral participation in Latin America. His research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Political Studies, and the American Journal of Public Health, among others.
He is also the convenor of the UK Political Studies Association’s Specialist Group on Latin American Politics and the Latin American Political Economy Seminar Series at the UCL – Institute of the Americas.
Castañeda holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
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