Carlo Prato - Short Bio

I was born in Novi Ligure, Italy. My hometown is famous for producing focaccia, legendary cyclists, and chocolate. After getting my high school diploma in classical studies, in 2001 I moved to Milan, to study economics at Bocconi University. I received my BA in 2004 and my MSc in 2006. The following year I left Italy to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University. I received my degree in 2012.From 2012 to 2016, I was an assistant professor at Georgetown University. In 2012-2013, I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Politics, Princeton University. In 2015-2016, I was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In my work, I employ formal modeling and try to understand how institutions shape policy outcomes and how they can help voters discipline and select their representatives. My work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Politics..