Rocío Titiunik is the James Orin Murfin Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on quantitative social science and political methodology, with emphasis on the development and application of experimental and non-experimental methods to the study of political behavior and institutions. She is particularly interested in the possibilities for causal inference in the study of political institutions. Her substantive research interests lie in American and comparative politics, including topics such as incumbency advantage, minority representation and turnout, legislative behavior, and party systems. Her work appears in various journals in social sciences and statistics, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Econometrica, Journal of the American Statistical Association and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.
Rocio was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC-Berkeley in May 2009. She joined the Michigan faculty in the fall of 2010, after spending one year as a postdoctoral fellow. She is married to Matias Cattaneo, who is Associate Professor of Economics and Statistics at the University of Michigan; they have two daughters.