Alejandro Beltran is a Ph.D. candidate in Government and Public Policy. His research tracks embezzlement of public budgets using advanced econometric methods. He is specifically interested in what motivates mayors and governors into corrupting elections. Currently, he is working on a database on corruption probes in Mexico using Natural Language Processing. As a comparative politics scholar, Alejandro is interested in the region of Latin America and has published research on Mexico and its subnational governments.