Alessandro Vecchiato is a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at New York University. His research focuses on the political economy of media, with a special emphasis on the effects that media content has on political participation and voting behavior. His research investigates these questions by developing experimental or quasi-experimental designs and using new and innovating techniques in natural language processing, such as scaling and unsupervised learning, to extract and synthesize news content. Results from his work span from the impact of television news on political choices to how features of the internet environment affect political learning and knowledge. Originally from Venice, Alessandro lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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