Kirill Chmel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science specializing in comparative politics and quantitative methods. His primary research area is the political economy of poverty and inequality, focusing on the use of experiments to study exposure to inequality and its implications for political accountability and clientelism. With interests in experimental methodology, causal inference, and machine learning, he seeks to advance new ways of studying the origins, persistence, and consequences of political inequality.
Kirill Chmel received his B.A. in political science (with distinction) and M.A. in applied politics (with distinction) from HSE University, Moscow. He previously worked as a junior research fellow at Ronald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research and as a lecturer at HSE University and the University of London. Kirill Chmel also worked as a research assistant at Indiana University and as an independent consultant at the United Arab Emirates University.