Federica Izzo

Encina Hall West, room 400



Federica Izzo is an Assistant professor in the department of Political Science at UCSD. She received her PhD from LSE in 2019.

Her research uses formal methods to analyze how electoral incentives shape politicians' actions. She investigates how actors endogenously manipulate key variables that are usually kept constant in formal models, such as voters' policy preferences and the supply of candidates. This generates interesting insights which she develops in several projects. In particular, her research agenda focuses mainly on three topics: intra-party politics, ideology and electoral competition, and accountability in times of crisis.