foto_LANZI am a political scientist trained at the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva. My research focuses on political behavior in elections and direct democratic votes, comparative politics and quantitative methods. In 2017, I defended my doctoral thesis. The thesis investigates how perceptions of party competence emerge and shape the voting decision. I have won the award from the Geneva School of Social Sciences at the University of Geneva for the best PhD of 2017. In 2019, I received the price of the Swiss Political Science Association for the best dissertation (years 2017 and 2018). My book “No substitute for Competence. On the Origins and Consequences of Individual-Level Issue Ownership” is published at Rowman & Littlefield International / ECPR Press (more information here).

I am a recipient of the grant “Politikstipendium / Bourse politique“. Within the context of this grant, I was working for the secretariat of the Social Security and Health Committees at the Swiss parliament. As of November 2019, I am working at the Federal Social Insurance Office.

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