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Umberto Mignozzetti

Assistant Teaching Professor of Computational Social Science and Political Science

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Computational Social Sciences Program and Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. I use comparative politics and political economy tools, with a regional focus in Latin America, to investigate how to improve public goods provision in developing democracies. My research combines formal modeling, experiments, elite and popular surveys, and computational social sciences methods. My papers have contributed to understanding the nexus between legislature size and welfare, the failures in bottom-up accountability, the effects of elite capturing, and the elite preferences toward climate change mitigation agreements. My research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Research and Politics, and Global Environmental Politics.