Simone Paci is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. His primary field of research is comparative and international political economy. His dissertation project focuses on the politics of tax avoidance and its impact on redistribution.
His current projects also span historical political science and focus on the impact of WWI casualties on local politics across Italian municipalities. His published works include a study of status and war in the context of the Italian unification (forthcoming in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, co-authored with Nicholas Sambanis and William Wohlforth).
Mr. Paci received his B.A. in political science and economics from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to coming to Columbia, he worked as research assistant to Nuno Monteiro (Yale University) and Nicholas Sambanis (University of Pennsylvania), as well as a research trainee at ISPI (Istituto di Studi Politici Internazionali) in Milan, Italy.