Federica Izzo

About Me

federica izzo

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the London School of Economics. I was visiting research student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago in 2017, and at NYU's Department of Politics in 2018. I hold an MSc in Comparative Politics from the LSE and a BSc in Political Science from LUISS University (Rome).

My research uses formal methods to analyze how electoral incentives shape politicians' actions. My main innovation is to allow actors to endogenously manipulate key variables that are usually kept constant in formal models, such as voters' policy preferences and the supply of candidates. This generates interesting insights which I develop in several projects. In particular, my research agenda focuses mainly on three topics: intra-party politics, ideology and electoral competition, and accountability in times of crisis.


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