Giancarlo Visconti

Assistant Professor // Political Science

Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, NY, 2018
MA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013
BA, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, 2010

Office Information

Office: BRNG 2250
Office Hours:
Monday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM BRNG 2250; 
Friday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM BRNG 2250

By appointment



Comparative Politics

Research Summary

Giancarlo Visconti specializes in comparative political behavior, distributive politics, causal inference, and Latin American politics. He specifically focuses on how voters modify their political preferences and electoral choices after negative events such as natural disasters, crime, and economic shocks. His work relies on a variety of methods for drawing causal inferences from experimental and observational data.

Selected Publications

[1] “Policy Preferences after Crime Victimization: Panel and Survey Evidence from Latin America.” Forthcoming. British Journal of Political Science.

[2] “Handling Limited Overlap in Observational Studies with Cardinality Matching” (with José R. Zubizarreta). 2018. Observational Studies, 4: 217-249.

[3] “Electoral Reform Under Limited Party Competition: The Adoption of Proportional Representation in Latin America” (with Gabriel Negretto). 2018. Latin American Politics and Society, 60(1): 27-51.

[4] “Economic Perceptions and Electoral Choices: A Design-Based Approach.” 2017. Political Science Research and Methods, 1-19.

[5] “Economic Performance and Incumbents’ Support in Latin America” (with M. Victoria Murillo). 2017. Electoral Studies, 45: 180-190.

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