Francisco Cantú
University of Houston
Political Science



Poll Worker Recruitment: Evidence from the Mexican Case. Election Law Journal, forthcoming (with Sandra Ley)

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

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)

Working papers:

Groceries for Votes: The Electoral Returns of Vote-Buying

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)

Gender and Family Ties in Latin American Legislatures (with Leslie Schwindt-Bayer and Agustin Vallejo)

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

The Importance of Electoral Administration: A Comparative Analysis of Bolivia's 2008 and 2016 Referenda