Simone Cremaschi

political and social scientist based at Bocconi University


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bocconi University, Dondena Centre, studying topics in political sociology, comparative political economy, and public policy.

research. My research focuses on two main areas:

immigrant exploitation and ethnic integration. How immigrants create parallel institutional infrastructures to survive poverty and exclusion, and how such institutional parallelism shapes their relationship with the mainstream society;

local context and political behavior. How local contextual factors, including community histories, access to public services, local labor market dynamics, and environmental degradation, shape individual political behavior;

My research combines multiple types of methods and evidence, often involving extensive qualitative fieldwork and design-based causal inference, and developing new approaches to combine the two.

vitae. I received my PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. My PhD has won the 2021 IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Award as the best dissertation on migration, integration, and social cohesion in Europe. My research has won funding from the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Leiden University, and Fondazione Roberto Franceschi. I have spent visiting periods at the WZB Berlin, ETH Zurich-Immigration Policy Lab, and Bocconi University. I have collaborated on social and research dissemination projects with civil society organizations such as Fondazione Roberto Franceschi, Associazione Naga, and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

contacts. To get in touch, you can send me an email at simone [dot] cremaschi [at] unibocconi [dot] it.