Doctoral Fellow

Doctoral Fellow Andres ChiribogaAndrés Chiriboga-Tejada

Discipline: Sociology
Supervisor: Olivier Godechot
Enrolled: October 2016
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Andrés Chiriboga holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador, and Master's degrees in Finance from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and in Economic Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked in the economic policy and regulation area for the last ten years as an advisor and consultant to several public institutions. He is currently a member of the Council for Economic and Financial Policy and Regulation, representing the Ministry of Planning of Ecuador. His research explores how economic, social, political, and cultural factors interact and have influenced the (under) development of the Ecuadorian Securities Market, contributing to a concentration of power among traditional economic and political actors and to inequality in access to financing in the country.

  • Project description

    The Ecuadorian Securities Market: Sociological Account of a Failure

    Within economic sociology, there is a set of studies that have analyzed the way social structures and institutions have influenced the development and expansion of financial markets. Following this tradition, this research project proposes a sociological approach to a financial market: the Ecuadorian Securities Market (ESM). However, it differs in several ways from most previous work within the sociology of finance. This ongoing research is not a traditional account of the way social structures influence the market's expansion; rather, it is a sociological exploration of a failure of market expansion. The ESM has failed to develop and expand even when, in the last decades, de-regulation and other economic policy decisions seemed to favor its expansion. This research builds upon evidence that economic, social, political, and cultural factors are mostly responsible for the market's failure to expand, its particular economic outcomes, limited innovation and unequal resource allocation. Despite the key role of interpersonal and institutional structures in the way the market works, this project takes other elements into account by building a dynamic and complex topology. Finally, this project explores the ways in which the market's particular structure and evolution through time (2001–2015) have contributed to the concentration of power held by traditional political and economic actors and to the increasing inequality in the access to financing inside the country.


Selected Publications

Research papers

Chiriboga, A. (2016): Cooperación multilateral, intereses transnacionales y poderes locales en el fracaso privatizador del sector eléctrico ecuatoriano. In: Línea Sur - Revista de Política Exterior. Quito: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana. Número 12 (Mayo/Agosto 2016), 62-88.

Chiriboga, A. (2010): Privatization in the Electricity Sector (1996–2002): An Analysis from Transnationalism. (in Spanish: El devenir de la privatización en el sector eléctrico ecuatoriano (1996–2002): Una mirada a la elaboración de políticas públicas desde la óptica del transnacionalismo). In: García, B. (Ed.) (2010): Polis and Oikos Journal.

Policy papers

Chiriboga, A. (2017: La gestión de la liquidez en la legislación económica. Quito: Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador, 88-110.

Chiriboga, A. (Ed.) (2010): Guidelines to Economic Policy. (in Spanish: Lineamientos de la Política Económica). Quito: Ministry of Economic Policy.

Chiriboga, A. (2007): Community Telecentres and Its Role on Development in Ecuador. (in Spanish: 1120 Telecentros Comunitarios Polivalentes para el desarrollo del Ecuador). Working Papers PROMEC. Quito: Ministry of Planning and Development.


Chiriboga, A. (2017): La gestión de la liquidez en la legislación económica. Pp. 88-111, in: Desarrollo legislativo en materia económica. Periodo 2013-2017. Quito: Asamblea nacional.

Chiriboga, A. (Ed.) (2011): Economic Policy Agenda of Ecuador 2011–2013. (in Spanish: Agenda de la Política Económica para el Buen Vivir 2011–2013). Quito: Ministry of Economic Policy.

Conferences attended

  • May 30–June 4, 2017: XXVII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Beijing, China)
  • September 19–20, 2016: I Ecuadorian Congress of Political Science (FLACSO – Ecuador)


  • Research Design and Methods. Teaching Assistant for Olivier Godechot and Emiliano Grossman. Sciences Po Paris (Campus de Reims). Fall 2017
  • Sociology of Markets. Teacher. Sciences Po Paris (Campus de Reims). Fall 2017.
  • Introduction to Sociology. Conference Convener for Bruno Cousin. Sciences Po Paris (Campus de Reims). Spring 2018. Fall 2017.
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