Giancarlo Visconti

Giancarlo Visconti

Assistant Professor // Political Science

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2250


Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, NY, 2018
M.A., Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013
B.A., Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, 2010

Current CV



Comparative Politics



Core Faculty in the Advanced Methods Cluster (AMAP)


Research Summary

Giancarlo Visconti specializes in comparative political behavior, distributive politics, causal inference, and Latin American politics. He specifically focuses on how citizens change their policy preferences and electoral choices after events that deteriorate their living conditions, 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

Mares, Isabela and Giancarlo Visconti. 2019. "Voting for the Lesser Evil: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in Romania." Political Science Research and Methods 1-14. doi: 10.1017/psrm.2019.12

Visconti, Giancarlo. 2019. "Economic Perceptions and Electoral Choices: A Design-Based Approach." Political Science Research and Methods (7) 4: 795-813. doi: 10.1017/psrm.2017.26

Visconti, Giancarlo. 2019. "Policy Preferences after Crime Victimization: Panel and Survey Evidence from Latin America." British Journal of Political Science 1-15. doi: doi: 10.1017/S0007123418000297

Negretto, Gabriel L. and Giancarlo Visconti. 2018. "Electoral Reform Under Limited Party Competition: The Adoption of Proportional Representation in Latin America." Latin American Politics and Society 60 (1): 27-51. doi: 10.1017/lap.2017.5

Visconti, Giancarlo and Zubizarreta, J.R. 2018. "Handling Limited Overlap in Observational Studies with Cardinality Matching." Observational Studies 4, 217-249.



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