Welcome! I am a PostDoc at the Immigration Policy Lab, at ETH Zurich.
My research focuses on current challenges of democratic societies in Western Europe and in the US. I study the demand and supply of populism, electoral responses to immigration and emotions in politics. I am particuarly interested in understanding how globalization affects voters’ preferences and how political elites act strategically to contend with potential disruptions.
A general trait of my research is the attempt to substantiate well identified claims of causality, and to formulate theory to make sense of the data. I am interested in quantitative methods, and in particular in causal inference in the context of observational research, with both traditional and new sources of data. I am particularly intrigued by the potential of computational social science in opening new ways to understand political research.
I received my PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Bocconi University. During my PhD, I visited NYU and Harvard University. This was only possible thanks to generous funding by Bocconi University, Fondazione Invernizzi, Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia and Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship. I also attended the 2019 EITM Summer Institute and the 2018 Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods.
PhD in Social and Political Sciences, 2020
Master in European Economics, 2013
College of Europe
Double MSc in International Economic Policy, 2012
Sciences Po Paris, Bocconi University
BSc in Political Science, 2010
CIS Mini-Workshops in Empirical Political Economy, 25 September 2020
EuroWEPS, Virtual, 17-18 September 2020
APSA Annual Meeting, Panel on Insider/Outsider Divides in Europe, San Francisco, 10-13 September 2020
Econometric Society’s World Congress, Virtual, 17-21 August 2020
EPSA, Virtual, 18-19 June 2020
1st Zurich Text as Data, ETH Zurich, 24-25 October 2019
Brunek Workshop on Political Economy, Free University of Bozen, 21-22 October 2019
APSA Annual Meeting, Panel on Comparative Politics, Washington DC, 29 August - 1 September 2019
2nd Annual Conference on Politics and Computational Social Science, Georgetown University, 28 August 2019
International Conference on Public Policy, Panel on Political Economy of Public Policy, University of Concordia, Montréal, 26-28 June 2019
NYU Graduate Political Economy Seminar, New York University, New York, 29 April 2019
RES Symposium of Junior Researchers, Panel on Political Economics, University of Warwick, 18 April 2019
MPSA Annual Meeting, Panel on Campaigns and Populism, Chicago, 4-7 April 2019
NYSPSA Annual Meeting, Panel on Populism & Nationalism in European Politics, Wagner College, New York, 12 April 2019
Econometrics for Policy Analysis (PhD), 2017-2018
Advanced Political Economics (Msc), 2018-2019
Economics of European Integration (MSc), 2016-2017
International Relations (BSc), 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
European Economic Policy (BSc), 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019