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Sergio Broholm

Sergio Broholm is an analyst at EMPRA focused on Mexican politics and security. In his current role, Mr. Broholm conducts research, performs data analysis, and formulates reports on matters pertaining to national and local politics, congressional dynamics, electoral processes, and public security issues.

Mr. Broholm has been instrumental in developing the company’s extensive security-related databases and scenario-building capabilities. He played an integral role in EMPRA’s coverage of the 2012 Mexican elections, developing a weighted poll analysis system and providing the core research for EMPRA’s Mexico Election Watch updates.

Mr. Broholm graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in History and Economics/Political Science, where he specialized in Mexican history and political economy in Latin America. He has done extensive research on political parties, experimental and political economics, and colonial Mexican history. In addition to these core focuses, Mr. Broholm has extensive experience in econometrics, applied statistics, and calculus.

Prior to joining EMPRA in 2011, Mr. Broholm worked at a prisoners’ rights law firm in Berkeley, California. His work experience includes statistical analysis, legal research, and business development. He speaks fluent English and Spanish, and intermediate Danish, French, and Portuguese.

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