Francisco Munoz

Stanford University

Francisco Muñoz is a PhD candidate in economics at Stanford University. His primary research interests are development economics, finance, and political economy. In particular he is interested in the misallocation that arises from preferential political relationships or connections. In current work he studies the effects of Chile's transition to democracy on firm and industry growth, the impact of audits on local governments on local firms in Brazil, and the role of transparency in business networks and firm performance in the construction sector in Uganda. He also holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Economics from PUC Chile.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project aims to shed light on whether referrals programs focused around ‘central’ village individuals could improve the loan selection mechanisms, through referrals to microfinance initiatives.
Researchers: Arun Chandrasekhar, Emily Breza, Francisco Munoz
Grants Round: 18th Round
Country: India
This project aims to estimate the relationship between corporate transparency, firm performance, and business networks in a developing country with a focus on the construction sector supply chain in Uganda. 
Researchers: Emanuele Colonnelli, Francisco Munoz
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #2
Country: Uganda