Ford Fellows

Maria Carreri
Ford Post-doctoral Fellow

Maria Carreri is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ford Center. In July 2019 she will join the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy as an Assistant Professor.

She studies political economy and comparative politics. Using original survey data, historical data, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, her research broadly examines political selection and its policy consequences. While at Kellogg Maria will be working on two companion projects, in Italy and in the United States, on the policy impact of political leaders’ managerial competence, and on the importance of descriptive representation for populist politicians.

Maria received her PhD in Political Science from NYU in 2018, and her M.Sc in Economics in 2011 and her B.Sc in Economics, both from Bocconi University, in 2009.

Frank Kachanoff
Ford Post-doctoral Fellow

Frank Kachanoff is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ford Center. He also holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC). He studies how basic psychological needs are impacted by people’s sociocultural identities and their intergroup contexts, and is working with Professor Nour Kteily while here at Kellogg. He studies intergroup relations by examining how groups actually interact during dynamic, interactive, and open-ended intergroup scenarios which are simulated within the laboratory. For example, Frank and Nour have simulated intergroup scenarios involving mass-migration, inversions of social hierarchy in which a formerly oppressed group gains control over its society, and coalitions between oppressed groups.

Frank received his PhD in Experimental Psychology in 2017, his MA in Experimental Psychology in 2013, and his B.Sc in Psychology in 2011, all from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Andrea Tesei
Ford Fellow - Visiting Scholar

Andrea Tesei is an assistant professor at Queen Mary University of London, spending his sabbatical year at Kellogg. Andrea is also a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics.

He is currently working with Jacopo Ponticelli in Finance at Kellogg on a paper about technology adoption via mobile phones. His main research interests are in applied political economy and development economics. His current work focuses on the impact of mass media on political mobilization and voting, and on the relation between natural resource abundance and political stability.

Andrea joined Queen Mary after receiving his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2012.