Pablo M. Pinto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. His main research analyzes the causes and consequences of the globalization of production. He is the author of Partisan Investment in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press) and co-author of Politics and FDI (Michigan University Press). His research has been published or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, Economics & Politics, International Organization, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, and the Review of International Political Economy, Political Analysis, edited volumes and other outlets.

Pinto holds an M.A. from Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, and a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. He also received a law degree from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Pinto’s areas of expertise are international and comparative political economy.

Prior to joining the University of Houston in 2014, Pinto was a member of the faculty of Columbia University. He taught at the Escuela Nacional de Gobierno in his native Argentina, and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where he founded and directed the Department for Asia-Pacific Studies. He also worked as Chief Counsel for Toyota Argentina


Pablo Pinto, Partisan Investment in the Global Economy: Why the Left Loves Foreign Direct Investment and FDI Loves the Left (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Pablo Pinto et al., Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012).

Principal Articles

Pablo Pinto, Robert S. Erikson, and Kelly T. Rader, “Randomization Tests and Multi-Level Data in U.S. State Politics,” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 10, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 180.
Pablo Pinto, Peter Gourevitch, and Stephen Weymouth, “The Politics of Stock Market Development,” Review of International Political Economy 17, no. 2 (2010): 378.
Pablo Pinto and Santiago M. Pinto, “The Politics of Investment. Partisanship and the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment,” Economics & Politics 20, no. 2 (2008): 216.
Pablo Pinto and Jeff Timmons, “The Political Determinants of Economic Performance: Political Competition and the Sources of Growth,” Comparative Political Studies 38 (2005): 26.
Pablo Pinto and Jorge R. Di Masi, “La Cuenca del Pacifico, Un Modelo de Cooperación No-Convencional,” IRI-UNLP, Serie Estudios 1 (1993).

Book Chapters

Pablo Pinto, “The Politics of Hard Times: Fiscal Policy and the Endogeneity of Economic Recessions,” In Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective, ed. Miles Kahler and David A. Lake (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013).
Pablo Pinto, Jerónimo Cortina, and Rodolfo de la Garza, “Los Efectos del Biligüismo en los Salarios de los Hispanos en EE.UU,” Emigración y Lengua. El Papel del Español en las Migraciones Internacionales, ed. José Antonio Alonso y Rodolfo Gutiérrez (Madrid, Spain: Fundación Telefónica y Editorial Ariel, 2010).
Pablo Pinto and Timothy M. Frye, “The Politics of Chinese Investment in the US,” Investing in the United States: Is the US Ready for FDI from China, ed. Karl Sauvant (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2009).
Pablo Pinto and Diego H. Capelli, “La Visión Tras el Modelo de Desarrollo de Japón: Implicancias para la Argentina,” Japón-América Latina: La Construcción de un Vínculo, ed. Hosono Akio and Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires: Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, 1998).
Pablo Pinto, “Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War Era,” Aoyama Kokusai Seikei Daigakuin Kiyou 7, Aoyama Gakuin Daigaku Kokusai Seiji Keizai Gakkai (1995).

Other Articles, Testimony and Reports

Pablo Pinto, Jeronimo Cortina, and Rodolfo de la Garza, “No Entiendo: The Effects of Bilingualism on Hispanic Earnings,” Columbia University, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Working Paper Series 08 – 06, (2008).
Pablo Pinto and Carmen Le Foulon, “The Individual Sources of Economic Nationalism: Evidence from Survey Data.,” Saltzman Working Paper no. 3 (2007).
Pablo Pinto and Ellis Krauss “New Japan-U.S. Relations in Multilateral Asia,” Japan Economic Foundation, Policy Report (2001).
Pablo Pinto, “The Pacific Basin: A Non-Conventional  Integration Model? Cooperation in APEC as a Case  Study,” Transcripts of the Congress of the Institute of Oriental Studies (1995).