Francisco Cantú
University of Houston
Political Science



Endogenous Ballot Types: The selection of open and closed lists in Colombia’s legislative elections Electoral Studies, forthcoming (with Susan Achury and Margarita Ramirez)

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

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

Poll Worker Recruitment: Evidence from the Mexican Case (with Sandra Ley)

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