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Viviana Baraybar Hidalgo

DPhil in Politics

I am a DPhil student in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations and a member of Nuffield College. In 2020 I completed my MPhil in Comparative Government with a thesis on the role of negative externalities in the willingness to electorally punish a candidate accused of corruption. I am also a Clarendon Scholar and hold a BA degree in Political Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

I work on political wrongdoing, with a focus on the factors that influence individual decision to either commit or tolerate political wrongdoing. For my DPhil project, I aim to unravel the role that different level norms play on these individual decisions. 


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2022. Viviana Baraybar Hidalgo, Yamile Guibert, and Paula Muñoz. "Bribing and Social Desirability in Peru: A Mixed Methods Approach". Colombia Internacional, no. 110 (2022): 21-49.

2020. Viviana Baraybar and Eduardo Dargent. State Responses to the Gold Rush in the Andes (2004-2018): The Politics of State Action (and Inaction). Studies in Comparative International Development.

2020. Viviana Baraybar and Alberto Vergara. Democracy in the Bullring: The Emergence and Representation of Post-Material Conflicts in the Andes. Latin American Perspectives. July 2020. doi:10.1177/0094582X20933624

2019. Ezequiel Gonzales Ocantos and Viviana Baraybar. Lava Jato Beyond Borders: The Uneven Performance of Anti-Corruption Judicial Crusades in Latin America" in Taiwan Journal of Democracy Volume 15, No. 1: 63-89 

2018. Viviana Baraybar and Eduardo Dargent. “State Responses to the gold Rush in the Andes”. Working Paper N. 48. Social Science Department. PUCP.



Forthcoming. Ezequiel Gonzales Ocantos and Viviana Baraybar."The Peruvian Chapter of Lava Jato: Judicial Agency, Backlash and Resistance in Anti-Corruption Crusades," in S. Botero, D. Brinks & E. Gonzalez-Ocantos eds. The Limits of Judicialization: From Progress to Backlash in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press