Martin Maldonado is Assistant Researcher at the Argentine National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Florida, USA) and a Master Degree in Public Policy Analysis (West Virginia University, USA). He has written three books and published several articles in specialized journals on the theories of poverty, different approaches to inequality and the making and implementation of social policies. He has participated in several research teams all over the Americas and is currently teaching at the postgraduate level in Argentina and at the Loyola Marymount University CASA Program. He regularly consults on social policy implementation to state and local governments in Argentina. Maldonado is currently affiliated with the Research and Teaching Institute for Public Administration at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina (IIFAP-UNC) where he focuses his research on the different measurements of poverty and on the mechanisms that produce and reproduce marginality among the Argentine youth. He tweets at @martinmaldo.