Comparative Politics

Modeling Latent Effect Heterogeneity

This project seeks to develop semi-parametric Bayesian regression models to estimate latent heterogeneity in the effect of treatment variables and/or observed covariates.

Perceptions, Political Behavior, Polarization, and Welfare Attitudes (with Rob Franzese)

This project examines how socioeconomic positions of the individuals impact their perceptions about the mechanisms of reproduction of social inequalities, and how those perceptions affect their political behaviour. It seeks to understand how socioeconomic-position-dependent perceptions about the socioeconomic environment make some individuals but not others more susceptible to certain populist 'otherizing' appeals.