Beatriz Rey

Political Science / Ph.D. Candidate


Comparative Politics, Public Administration and Policy


Legislative Politics, Policymaking, Agenda-setting, Framing, Comparative Public Policy, Budgeting, Authoritarian Politics, Latin America.


Beatriz is from São Paulo, Brazil. She earned a BA in Journalism from Faculdade Cásper Líbero in 2005 and a graduate degree in International Economic Negotiations from São Paulo State University in 2010. Most recently, she received a MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014, with a concentration in Comparative Politics and Public Policy. At UNC, she was also a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Duke/UNC Rotary Peace Center. Beatriz' dissertation explores how legislative goals shape policy processes in Brazil and Mexico. In particular, she aims to explain accounts for policy activity in countries where reelection rates are comparatively low. Beatriz is a part of the Brazilian Policy Agendas project, which investigates trends in policymaking across time in the country. The project integrates the Comparative Agendas Project. Other works include a co-authored paper on budgeting in authoritarian and democratic regimes (published at the Journal of European Public Policy) and a working paper on the relationship between financial resources and framing.



Baumgartner, Frank R., Marcello Carammia, Derek A. Epp, Ben Noble, Beatriz Rey, and Tevfik Murat Yildirim. 2017. “Budgetary Change in Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes.” Journal of European Public Policy 24(6): 792-808.

Rey, Beatriz. 2016. “Horizontal Social Movements and Agenda-Setting: Evidence from Brazil.” Agenda Política 4(1): 130-151.