Carlo Prato

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and, since 2019, a Lavine Scholar. I received my PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 2012 and between 2012 and 2016, I was an assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

In my research, I study how electoral and legislative institutions affect policy outcomes, and the ability of voters to discipline and select representatives. I am a co-founder of the Washington PECO, a DC-area conference in political economy.

You will find my publications, ongoing research, CV, a short bio, my football allegiance, and something about food.

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