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Simone Paci

Ph.D. Political Science

Columbia University

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About

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

In my research, I employ quantitative data analysis to study a variety of topics in comparative and international political economy, from public opinion and political behavior to the determinants and implications of public policy. Some of the research questions I have explored include: When does a society tax the rich? When do governments enforce taxation and how does it affect the fiscal contract? How do subnational policymakers interact with local communities?

My teaching covers both substantive and methodological areas: from European politics, public policy, and the comparative politics of redistribution, to quantitative methods, statistical coding, and research design.

Research Interests

MACROAREAS

Comparative Political Economy

International Political Economy

Subnational Politics

Historical Political Science

TOPICS

Tax Evasion & Avoidance

Redistribution

Social Embeddedness

State Building

METHODS

Multi-Level Modeling

Design-Based Causal Inference

Surveys

Text Analysis

Education

Columbia University, New York, NY

Ph.D. in Political Science, (Expected 2023)

M.Phil. in Political Science (2020)

M.A. in Political Science (2018)

Yale University, New Haven, CT

B.A. in Economics and Political Science (2017)

Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, &

Departmental Honors        

Other Things I Love

CHESS

With white, the Queen's Gambit
(since before the show)

With black, the French Defense

HIKING

Foppolo -- a family locus amoenus

and also, these two cats

COMICS

Here are a couple all-time favorites:

Kingdom (2006-)

Watchman (1986)

La Profezia dell'Armadillo (2012)

Attack on Titan (2009-21)

Dylan Dog (1986-)

one of them is even blog-famous

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