Caterina Chiopris headshotCaterina Chiopris, FAS/HKS
CID PhD Affiliate, Concentrations in Comparative Politics & Political Economy

Caterina's research focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of democratic backsliding, especially in Eastern Europe, and topics within historical political economy. One of her projects is on the drivers of increased state capacity in the modern era, and the spatial integration of the periphery into the state system. A second project is on the origins of the welfare state, and the legacy of religious institutions after their incorporation into the state apparatus. A recent project is on history of science, specifically on the expansion of innovation and knowledge production in the industrial era, and how it relates to human capital's spatial mobility. Methodologically, she is interested in natural experiments, networks, and natural language processing.