Welcome. I am a research fellow in the Political Economy group (PSPE) of the Department of Government at the London School of Economics (LSE).  I studied  at the Università degli studi di Firenze (UNIFI) and received my PhD  in 2017 from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).  My research focuses on issue politics and inequality.


Email: m.giani ‘at’ lse.ac.uk
Office: CON 5.01, Connaught House
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7186


Electoral Competition through Issue Selection, with E. Aragonès and M. Castanheira                                            American Journal of Political Science  (2015)                                                                                                                                    Supplemental Appendix

Research Papers

Don’t Ban the Muslims: Security and Immigration under the Terror Threat                                                                         R&R American Political Science Review

Immigration, Human Rights and Redistribution

         Turture Their Bodies and Ignore my Emails: Policy Demand following Terror Attacks

Does Inequality Harm Democracy? The Inclusion and Representation of the Poor in Europe, with D. Bol

Policy Papers

Inequality in Education, School-dropout and Adolescent lives in Burundi, with P. Verwimp and coauthors    Unicef Policy Report (2015) 

A Field Survey Experiment on Spacing and Order Effects: The Case of Parental Practices towards Childhood Development, with J.C Munoz and P. Verwimp

Work in Progress

          Security vs. Freedom under the Terror Threat: Meta-Analysis

          Global Racist Contagion following Donald Trump’s Election, with P.G Méon