Galileu Kim

Politics (Fall 2020)

Galileu Kim is a doctoral candidate in politics. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Galileu has structured his research around the ways in which governments - and in particular public services - can be restructured to better serve its citizens. This research agenda analyzes the bureaucratic institutions that deliver public services, with a substantive focus in Brazil.

His empirical strategy combines intensive fieldwork and large-scale administrative data to shed light on causal narratives through data science. Ongoing projects explore the political bargains shaping bureaucratic personnel in public education, the effects of anti-corruption audits on the careers of municipal managers and a novel estimation of welfare loss due to (mis)representation in national legislative elections in Brazil.

Galileu was a Lassen Fellow and is currently a member of the Research Program in Political Economy and Brazil Lab at Princeton University. Prior to joining Princeton, Galileu attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude with an honorary degree in political science and economics.