Francisco Cantú
University of Houston
Political Science



Groceries for Votes: The Electoral Returns of Vote-Buying. Journal of Politics, forthcoming

The Politics of Committee Chairs Assignment in Ireland and Spain. Parliamentary Affairs, forthcoming (with Jorge Fernandes and Pedro Riera) [Ungated version]

Pedagogical Value of Polling Place Observation By Students. PS: Political Science & Politics, forthcoming (with Christopher B. Mann and others)

Determinants of legislative committee membership in proportional representation systems. Party Politics, forthcoming (with Pedro Riera)

Poll Worker Recruitment: Evidence from the Mexican Case. Election Law Journal, Vol. 16, No.4: 495-510, 2017 (with Sandra Ley) [Ungated version]

Mexico: The Decline of Institutional Trust. Revista de Ciencia Politica, Vol. 37, No. 2: 493-517, 2017 (with Verónica Hoyo)

Endogenous Ballot Types: The selection of open and closed lists in Colombia’s legislative elections. Electoral Studies, Vol. 49: 136-154, 2017 (with Susan Achury and Margarita Ramirez)

The Utility of Unpacking Survey Bias in Multiparty Elections. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 28, No.1: 96-116, 2016 (with Verónica Hoyo and Marco Morales)

Partisan Losers' Effects: Perceptions of Electoral Integrity in Mexico. Electoral Studies, Vol. 39: 1-14, 2015 (with Omar García-Ponce)

Identifying Electoral Irregularities in Mexican Local Elections. American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 58, No. 4: 936-951, 2014

Methodological Considerations for Students of Mexican Legislative Politics: Selection Bias in Roll-Call Publications. Política y Gobierno, Vol. XXI, No. 1, 2014 (with Scott Desposato and Eric Magar) [English version]

The Rise of Federal Politics in Mexico's Legislative Branch. Journal of Politics in Latin America, Vol. 19, No. 4: 3-38, 2012 (with Scott Desposato)

Fraudulent Democracy? An Analysis of Argentina's Infamous Decade using Supervised Machine Learning. Political Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 4: 409-433, 2011 (with Sebastián Saiegh)

Selected Working papers:

The Fingerprints of Fraud: Evidence from Mexico's 1988 Presidential Election

Right on Time: An Electoral Audit for the Publication of Vote Results (with Leonardo Antenangeli)

Window of Opportunity: The Short-term and Long-term Effects of Multi-party Elections on Democratic Regime Change (with Paul Schuler and Dimitar Gueorguiev)

Removing the Shadow of Suspicion: A Forensic Analysis of Bolivia's Presidential Referenda