Post-doctoral research associate
Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant
PO11Q: Introduction to Quantitative Political Analysis I
PO12Q: Introduction to Quantitative Political Analysis II
Advice and feedback hours
Carlo Hofer is a final-year PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies of the University of Warwick and a post-doctoral research associate at Queen Mary University of London. He holds an MSc from the University of Venice as well as a BSc in Business and Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
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Working title: “Contextual effects: how changes in the neighbourhood affect individual behaviour”.
My thesis explores the relationship between neighbourhood characteristics and individual behaviour through a series of quasi-experimental studies. I leverage newly released localised micro data on individual attitudes and behaviour to investigate a series of natural experiments. I show how treated subjects react to different types of shocks in their neighbourhood.
My project is supervised by Prof. Vincenzo BoveLink opens in a new window and Dr. Andreas MurrLink opens in a new window, and is funded by a Departmental Scholarship offered by the department of Politics and International Studies.
- Contextual effects
- Affective polarisation
- Internet and social media
- Climate change
- Segregation and attitudes towards immigration
-- Working papers --
Good neighbours: Exposure to diversity in the neighbourhood improves attitudes towards immigration. (Bartik IV)
Downloading polarisation: Consuming political content online increases affective polarisation. (2SLS)
Ecological and economic cost of terror: The impact of terrorist attacks on commuting patterns. (Natural experiment)
-- Planned --
When does the pie stop growing? Decreasing marginl returns of broadband performance on internet consumption.
Which terrorist attacks attract more media attention and why? (ML Random forest)
Housing prices and economic voting: How the cost of living crisis splits constituencies based on home ownership.
Contextual effects of climate change on affective polarisation.
The sociotropic spillover of the Chinese import shock.
Affiliations and activities
- Post-doctoral research associate | "The impact of political humour on political attitudes and behaviours"Link opens in a new window ESRC funded project
- Research associate | Terror - Attitudes - WellbeingLink opens in a new window ESRC funded project
- Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant | Introduction to Quantitative political analysis I & II
- Co-Founder and Co-Chair (2022) | Inter-disciplinary 'Quantitative Solutions & Networking Series' on advanced quantitative methods.
- Co-Chair (2021-2022) | Departmental 'Critical Research and International Political Studies' (CRIPS) graduate working group.
Awards and scholarships
Departmental Scholarship offered by the Department of Politics and International Studies.
Funded visiting PhD position (2022) at the University of Gothenburg (EUTOPIA Doctoral Mobility Programme).
Won monetary prize (EUR1000) for undergraduate dissertation with maximum grade (top 1% of cohort).