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Cesar Benshuni Martinez Alvarez

Dissertation Fellow
UC Los Angeles

Cesar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an environmental social scientist interested in combining quantitative methods and extensive qualitative sources to understand the political economy of climate change and deforestation, among other environmental problems. His dissertation studies the political logic of deforestation—a major source of greenhouse gas—and climate change adaptation, with a regional focus in Latin America.

Expertise & Interests

  • Political economy of climate change and deforestation
  • Environmental problems