The Latin American Constitutional Change Database was created to provide qualitative information, replication data, and computer codes associated to Gabriel Negretto´s book, Making Constitutions. Presidents, Parties, and Institutional Choice in Latin America. Based on a comprehensive analysis of constitutional change in Latin America from 1900 to 2008, this book provides the first systematic explanation of the origins of constitutional designs from an analytical, historical, and comparative perspective. The website also includes links to other works on constitutional change and institutional design in Latin America by Gabriel Negretto, as well as to replication data related to these works.


Gabriel Negretto is an associate professor of Political Studies at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City. He holds a Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and both a Master of International Affairs with specialization in Latin American Studies and a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. Negretto has been visiting associate professor at the University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, The New School for Social Research, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and Columbia University. He specializes on constitutional politics, institutional change and design, and Latin American political institutions. He has published numerous articles on these topics in American, European, and Latin American academic journals such as the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Law & Society Review, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Latin American Studies, Government and Opposition, and Desarrollo Económico.

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Gabriel Negretto

Associate Professor
Division of Political Studies
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas 
Carretera México-Toluca 3655
Colonia Lomas de Santa Fé
México, D.F. 01210
Tel: +52 55 5727 9828/29
E-mail: gabriel.negretto@cide.edu