Paul Lagunes is dedicated to the study of corruption, especially as it affects city governments in Latin America. Lagunes obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. Two basic questions motivate his research. How does corruption actually work in practice? What tools are available for limiting corruption’s harmful effects? Relying on field experiments and participant observation methodologies, Lagunes offers insights on corruption’s regressive impact on society, the factors maintaining a corrupt status quo, and the conditions under which anti-corruption monitoring is effective. His work to date has been published in Latin American Research Review, Political Psychology, Huffington Post, Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Research Network, and other outlets. Born and raised in Mexico City, Lagunes speaks English and Spanish.