Federico Tiberti is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He works on the historical political economy of development and the interplay between state formation and economic development in the long run, with a particular focus on Latin America. His dissertation studies the conditions under which political regime change can cause state capture and decay, with case studies of Argentina and Chile. At Princeton, he has taught taught comparative politics, quantitative methods and R programming. He has also served as student coordinator of the Latin American Politics Workshop and the Comparative Politics Colloquium and as an editorial assistant for World Politics for three years. Before coming to Princeton, he got a BA in Political Science from Universidad de San Andres, Argentina, and worked in policy analysis in national and subnational government agencies. He also co-authored a general-interest book on political development in Argentina.