I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University and an Adjunct Professor of the School of International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Sao Paulo. My work concentrates on the fields of Comparative Political Economy and International Politics, investigating collective action problems affects the design of institutions, incentives, and welfare.

In my recent working papers, I study how electoral systems and competition affects corruption, how legislature size influences welfare in Brazilian municipalities, and how institutions affect the incentives in international alliances.


Brazilian Address:

School of International Relations – FGV

Av Paulista 1471, 1st Floor

Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil – 01311-927

US Address:

The Wilf Family Department of Politics – NYU

19 West 4th Street, 2nd Floor.

New York, NY, USA – 10012

Office Hours: Mondays, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, or by appointment.

Email: umberto.mig [at] nyu.edu / umberto.mignozzetti [at] fgv.br