Manoel Gehrke is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at UCLA. His dissertation research examines political corruption and accountability in Brazil and in Colombia. He uses quasi-experimental designs to study how politicians react to removals of corrupt politicians from office by the judiciary in Brazil and the electoral consequences of anti-fraud interventions in Colombia. With funding from the J-PAL Governance Initiative, he is working on an intervention to understand politicians' willingness to invest in institutional mechanisms that can spur responsiveness to citizens' demands in Brazilian municipalities. He previously worked as a researcher for the European Commission's Econometric and Applied Statistics Unit.