Iasmin Goes is a Research Fellow at the Carlos III - Juan March Institute in Madrid, where she studies the political economy of natural resources. Her research examines under what circumstances developing countries use revenue from oil, gas, and minerals to invest in long-term institutions that promote sustainable growth, moving away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy. In the Fall 2021 semester, she will be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Government, where she will work on a project (under the supervision of Professor Sylvia Kritzinger) that uses unsupervised machine learning to explain variation in text content over time and space. This project builds on her interest to extract the latent meaning of texts, regardless of whether the text in question is a lengthy legal document or a 280-character tweet.
Before moving to Madrid, Iasmin studied political science, statistics, and Latin American studies in São Paulo, Berlin, and Austin. She received a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. You can learn more about her at www.iasmingoes.com