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Caterina Chiopris


I am an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and I received my Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. My research explores the political economy of innovation, regional inequalities, democratic backsliding, and state building. I use applied machine learning, network analysis, and natural language processing to study large-scale historical and contemporary datasets.                                              




Prior to joining Harvard, I received a master's degree in Analytical Political Economy from Duke University' Economics Department.

My bachelor in international law, economics and political science was awarded by the Law School and the Center for International Studies at Technische Universität Dresden.

I studied advanced Chinese at Zhejiang and Tsinghua University in Hangzhou and Beijing, China.

Grants & Awards

My research activities have been supported by the NSF, the Krupp Foundation, the Stone Inequality Research Fellowship, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, its Business and Government Research Cluster, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Harvard Kennedy School.

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