Claudio López-Guerra is a political theorist at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York in 2008 (advisors: Brian Barry, Jon Elster, David Johnston, and Thomas Pogge). His work focuses on the ethical analysis of practical problems in public life. He is particularly interested in the design of democratic institutions, the justification of political rights, and the evaluation of public policies for the advancement of social justice. Outside mainstream analytical political philosophy, he is also interested in the history of Latin American political thought. His work has appeared in such journals as The Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and Social Theory and Practice. He is currently finishing a book on the right to vote.