My research mainly focuses on the legislative process in presidential systems. How presidents and legislators get their jobs done? What shapes the relationship of presidents and their cabinet ministers? Additionally, I am also interested in political economy, with a substantive focus on the influence of multiparty cabinets in government distributive policies. Below, you can find a list of my works on these and other topics.

Peer-reviewed Publications

MEIRELES, F.; ANDRADE, L. (2017). Magnitude eleitoral e representação de mulheres nos municípios brasileiros. Revista de Sociologia & Política, v. 25. n. 36, (pp. 79-101).

MEIRELES, F.; SILVA, D.; CORREA, F. (2017). Simulações de Monte Carlo no Ensino de Ciência Política. Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política, n. 24, (pp. 223-254).

MEIRELES, F. (2016). Oversized government coalitions in Latin America. Brazilian Political Science Review, v. 10, n. 3, (pp. 1-31).

SILVA, D.; MEIRELES, F. (2015). Ciência Política na era do Big Data: automação na coleta de dados digitais. Politica Hoje, v.2, (pp. 87-102).

MEIRELES, F. (2014). Composicao das Comissoes Legislativas no Brasil: problemas analitico-metodologicos. Agenda Politica, v.2, (pp. 39-53).

MEIRELES, F. (2012). Teoria da Escolha Racional: limites e alcances explicativos. CAOS - Revista Eletronica de Ciencias Sociais, v.1, (pp. 52-61).

Working Papers

MEIRELES, F. (2018). The Distributive Politics of Cabinet Ministers.

MEIRELES, F.; LLOYD, R.; SILVA, V. (2017). Progressive ambition and staggered elections in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.

MEIRELES, F. (2016). Vantagem dos incumbentes na Câmara dos Deputados.


MEIRELES, F. (2015). Coalizoes sobredimensionadas na America Latina, 1979-2012. M.A. Thesis. Department of Political Science, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.


MEIRELES, F. (2017). Latin American presidents and their oversized government coalitions. Presidential-Power (blog).

MEIRELES, F.; LLOYD, R. (2016). Brazil votes on Sunday for the first time since Rousseff was ousted. What will happen to her party? The Washington Post (Monkey Cage).