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