Pablo Pinto


Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

International Affairs Building, Room 1331


Pablo M. Pinto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is also a research fellow of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and serves on the advisory committee of the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia.  Pinto’s areas of expertise are international and comparative political economy. His main research analyzes the causes and consequences of foreign direct investment.

Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 2004, Pinto previously held appointments at the Escuela Nacional de Gobierno and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in his native Argentina, where he founded and directed the Department for Asia Pacific studies.  Pinto also worked as the Chief Counsel for Toyota Argentina.

Pinto received an M.A. from Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan and a Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego.  He also received a law degree from Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Selected Publications

Partisan Investment in the Global Economy: Why the Left Loves Foreign Direct Investment and FDI Loves the Left (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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With Nathan Jensen, Glen Biglaeser, Quan Li, Edmund Malesky, Santiago Pinto, and Joseph Staats, Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012).

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With Robert S. Erikson and Kelly T. Rader, "Randomization Tests and Multi-Level Data in U.S. State Politics." State Politics and Policy Quarterly (Summer 2010).

With Peter Gourevitch and Stephen Weymouth, “The Politics of Stock Market Development.” Review of International Political Economy (May 2, 2010).

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With Timothy M. Frye, "The Politics of Chinese Investment in the US." Investing in the United States: Is the US Ready for FDI from China, ed. In Karl Sauvant (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2009).

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With Santiago M. Pinto, “The Politics of Investment. Partisanship and the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment.” Economics & Politics (2008).

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