Roberto Cruz Romero

Roberto Cruz Romero

Global Studies

Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie

Thema der Dissertation
Transparency Policies and Institutional Determinants of Economic Growth


After completing my BA in Political Science, I joined the research centre and policy think tank Knowledge and Information Society Programme (PROSIC -in Spanish), first as a research assistant and later fully as a research associate. During this period, I carried out research on two main topics: Information and Communication Technologies’ regulatory and policy framework, and Internet and Democracy. During my MA studies I started working on the topic of Transparency and its economic effects, which I now develop from a Global Studies perspectives in my doctoral project. Besides transparency, I’m interested in topics like Open Governance, Open Science and mixed methods applications.

  • Since 10/2020 – PhD candidate at GSGAS/Leipzig University
  • 10/2018 – 09/2020 MA, Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP), Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 03/2011 – 11/2014 BA, Political Science, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • 03/2007 – 11/2012 BA, Graphic Design, Universidad de Costa Rica