Aldo Madariaga

Aldo Madariaga is Assistant Professor at the Universidad Diego Portales and associate researcher at the Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES), both in Santiago, Chile. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cologne and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, where he investigated the political and institutional underpinnings of neoliberalism’s continuity. Based on this research, he published Neoliberal Resilience. Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe (Princeton University Press, 2020) which received two honorary mentions for the 2020 best book, the Alice Amsden award by SASE, and by the IPE section of the international Studies Association. His current research interests focus on the political economy of economic policy and development, with a particular emphasis on the role of business in diverse policy fields including monetary and industrial policy, skills formation, and environmental policy. He is the principal investigator of the Observatory of Socioeconomic Transformations, a joint ANID (Chilean Research and Development Agency) and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies project investigating the politics of ongoing capitalist transformations.

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