ABOUT ME

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e-maildferrari@umich.edu

I am an ABD doctoral student of Political Science, with a treble degree in and Scientific Computing and Statistics, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My research interests lie on the intersection of political methodology, public opinion, policy preferences, and comparative political economy of distributive politics. My work is published or forthcoming at a number of journals, including Political Analysis and Publius. You can find more information here.

I combine political sociology and political economy approaches to investigate the macro- and micro-foundations of political behavior. One of my main current interests are the causes and consequences of polarization in mass (a) policy preferences, (b) ideology, (c) partisanship, and (d) opinion about economic inequality and social inclusion. See my research page for more details.

My other main research interest is the comparative analysis of public opinion about political and policy integration in multilevel polities, in particular in the EU. I have conducted national surveys and survey experiments to evaluate how information about the state of the economy, regional inequality, and demand of different groups for redistribution impact attitudes about integration. See more in this page.   

I also work with quantitative political methodology. One of my contributions in that area is the development of hierarchical semi-parametric models for density estimation and the investigation of latent heterogeneity in experimental and observational studies. 


(*) That sentence at the top of the page is inspired in Samuel Butler‘s words: “Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises”.


Address: 
Department of Political Science
University of Michigan
505 South State St
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109