Luca Pinto graduated from the University of Milan, where he also completed his Master of Research. He received a PhD in Political Science from the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences - University of Milan (2010). During his PhD he spent a semester as a visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). From 2011 to 2015, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bologna, working first on a project on parliamentary fluidity in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, and later on a project dealing with political representation in Italy. Since 2011 he has been a teaching assistant for the courses of Political Science and Statistics at the University of Bologna and a researcher at the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo (Bologna) for the analysis of electoral results. His research interests include party competition, legislative studies, and coalition governments. He has published on these topics several contributions in books and international journals.
5 Most recent publications
- Curini, L. & Pinto, L. (2017). L'arte di fare e disfare i governi. Da De Gasperi a Renzi, 70 anni di politica italiana, Milano: EGEA Bocconi. http://www.egeaeditore.it/ita/prodotti/scienza-della-politica/arte-di-fare-e-disfare-i-governi-l-.aspx
- Pinto, L. (2017). Candidacy rules and party unity: The impact of multiple candidacies on legislative voting behaviour in Italy. Acta Politica 52(1): 43–63. http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ap/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ap201524a.html
- Giannetti, D., Pedrazzani, A. & Pinto, L. (2016). Party System Change in Italy: Politicising the EU and the Rise of Eccentric Parties. South European Society and Politics. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13608746.2016.1174470
- Giannetti, D., Pinto, L. & Pedrazzani, A. (2016). Setting Parliamentary Calendars: How Parties Allocate Time for Plenary Debates on Bills. Political Studies 64(4): 1016–1035. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1467-9248.12220
- Pinto, L. (2015). The Time Path of Legislative Party Switching and the Dynamics of Political Competition: The Italian Case (1996–2011). The Journal of Legislative Studies 21(3): 323–341. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13572334.2015.1017369
Relevant previous projects:
- 2017-Project of Relevant National Interest – PRIN 2015 "Politics e policy in Europe in times of crisis: Causes and Consequences" (Scientific Coordinator: prof. Marco Giuliani). Member of the research teams working on "Legislative Dynamics", "Institutions under Pressure", "Policy Party Competition", "Candidates and Political Representation".
- 2015- Project MIUR SIR 2014 "Unconventional Central Banks: Making Monetary Policy in Hard Times" (Scientific Coordinator: prof. Manuela Moschella). Research assistant, working on the automated textual analysis of the Central Bank Governors’ speeches, for the analysis of the monetary unconventional policies adopted as a response to the economic crisis.
- 2013-2016 – Project of Relevant National Interest – PRIN 2010 “How political representation has changed in Italy. Voting decisions in the electoral cycle 2013 - 2015” (Scientific Coordinator: prof. Paolo Segatti; responsible of the local unit of Bologna: prof. Aldo Di Virgilio) Member of the local unit of the University of Bologna, working on the study of candidates and representation. Research assistant in the implementation of the Italian Candidates Survey, under the framework of the international project Comparative Candidates Survey, coordinated by the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES).
- 2010-2012- Project of Relevant National Interest – PRIN 2008 "What do political parties do? Challenges, adaptation and change in competition strategies and intra-party politics” (Scientific Coordinator: prof. Marco Tarchi; responsible of the local unit of Bologna: prof. Aldo Di Virgilio). Data collection and analysis on the legislative behavior of Italian MPs since the XII Legislature, with a specific focus on party switching.
- Legislative politics
- Coalition politics
- Political parties
- Computerized textual analysis