Graduate Research Fellow
Matias Giannoni is a PhD candidate in Political Science at MIT, where he specializes in political economy and methods. His research focuses on the political effects of current secular economic trends, in particular the distributional and electoral consequences of local labor markets segmentation. Recently, he has conducted exploratory fieldwork in Argentina to analyze the perceptions that labor market “insiders” and “outsiders” have with respect to informality, in order to determine which political and electoral coalitions could sustain forbearance. He is also conducting research on the local economic trends and policies that might affect the rise of right-wing populist parties. Before coming to MIT, he held different positions in Argentina’s public sector and worked in a local think tank focused on designing urban policies in Buenos Aires. He received his BA in Political Science and Government from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires.
Update November 2019
Who Benefits from Informality in Latin American Cities?
PhD student Matias Giannoni reports back from fieldwork in Argentina looking at informal settlements.
Update July 2019
2019 MIT GOV/LAB Seed Fund Grantees
This summer MIT GOV/LAB is supporting five MIT Political Science graduate students to conduct original research in Senegal, Argentina, Indonesia, Ireland, and Vietnam.