Luis Godoy Rueda is a Master of Public Administration Candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is concentrating in Economic and Political Development with a specialization in Technology. Luis studied Political Science and Economics at ITAM in Mexico City. On his dissertation “Reelection in the Chamber of Deputies, 1917 – 1934. Federalism and Political Ambition”, Luis collected historical data on reelections rates during the early 20th century in Mexico and found high rates of political turnover among elected representatives. His central hypothesis is that federalism changed the structure of political careers and, consequently, the nature of executive-legislative relations. As a result, reelection coexisted in a scheme where representatives acted strategically to continue their extra-legislative careers in state governments.

Prior Columbia, Luis worked at OPI Analytics, a Mexican startup bringing high-tech tools for data generation and analysis to public and social issues. Before, he also worked at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), based in Santiago de Chile.

Luis is interested in how governments can use data-driven technologies to reduce inequality and corruption. During this summer Luis is working as a Research Consultant at Data-Pop Alliance a global coalition on Big Data and development.