welcome | GALILEU KIM









Hello, my name is Galileu Kim and I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Princeton University. My research focuses on the political economy of bureaucracy and public service delivery, with a substantive focus on municipal governments in Brazil. Methodologically, I combine techniques from data science, causal inference, on-the-ground fieldwork and formal theory to analyze how municipal governments can better serve their citizens.

I am currently a Data Scientist for EloGroup, where I have partnered with Brazil’s federal government to detect frauds in the federal bureaucracy payroll and improve the Brazilian national employment system (SINE). As a research affiliate at the Instituto del Perú, I authored a paper on technological diffusion in Peru and collaborated on a comparative study on the political and economic development in the Andes.

At Princeton, I am a member of the Research Program on Political Economy, Brazil Lab and a Lassen Fellow for the Program in Latin American Studies. I have received generous funding from the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies.

I hold a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where I graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

You can find my research projects and replication files here. You can also access my LinkedIn page here.