Gustavo Setrini holds a Ph.D. in political economy and comparative politics from the Political Science Department at MIT, where he is currently a post-doctoral research associate. He is also a research affiliate at the Centro de Análisis y Difusión de Economía Paraguaya, in Asunción. As a Fulbright scholar in Paraguay from 2007-2009, Gustavo conducted field research on the evolution of political clientelism since Paraguay’s democratization and on the effectiveness of Fairtrade certification and similar donor-funded, NGO-led development projects that promote sustainable agricultural techniques and integrate poor farmers into global supply chains.
His publications and media appearances about Paraguayan politics include,
“Veinte Años de Democracia Electoral en Paraguay: del Clientelismo Monopólico al Clientelismo Plural” “Twenty Years of Electoral Democracy in Paraguay: from monopolistic to pluralistic clientelism” in Estado y Economía en Paraguay (1870-2010). Ed. Fernando Masi and Dionisio Borda. Centro de Análisis y Difusión de Economía Paraguaya (CADEP): Asunción, Paraguay. November 2011.
“Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz Invited To Paraguay,” Interview for Backstory on Radio Adelaide (Australia), October 1, 2008.
Stiglitz Goes to Paraguay: Move over Chicago, a Cambridge-boy is in Town,” www.upsidedownworld.com, August 28, 2008.