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Dr. Andrea Fumarola is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics where he also works on The Politics of Inequality Project directed by Dr. Yvette Peters and funded by the Trond Mohn stiftelse (Trond Mohn Foundation, formerly known as Bergen Science Foundation).

He is member of the Department's research group on Citizens, Opinion and Representation (MOR).

He got a PhD in Political Science on July 2017 from LUISS 'Guido Carli' University in Rome (Italy) with a thesis entitled "Beyond Economy: Determinants of Electoral Accountability in Central and Eastern Europe (1993-2015)" whose aim was going beyond the traditional assumptions of economic voting theory to analyse the non-economic determinants of accountability in all democratic elections held between 1993 and 2015 in eleven EU member States belonging to the former socialist bloc.

During the first semester of 2016 (February-June) he won a grant for Visiting research fellows and project interns at the Electoral Integrity Project directed by Prof. Pippa Norris and based in the Department of Government and International Relations of the University of Sydney, Australia. There he worked as Research Assistant on the main project but he also conducted a research project on electoral integrity and electoral accountability in Central and Eastern Europe that was presented in the EIP weekly seminar.

During Fall 2016 (September-October) he won a grant for Visiting researchers at GESIS Eurolab in Cologne where he conducted a research project on immigration and voting behaviour presented in the Eurolab research seminar.

In 2014 he collaborated with the LUISS International Center on Democracy and Democratization (ICEDD) directed by Prof. Leonardo Morlino. He worked as Research assistant on the Data Archive on Democracies project directed by Dr. Mario Quaranta.


Comparative politics; Political representation; Political and Voting behavior; Responsiveness; Electoral accountability; Elections and electoral systems; Quality of democracy; Party systems; Multilevel analysis


2019 | Meltzer Research Fund and University of Bergen (Norway)
Grant for Research Dissemination 

2016 | EUROLAB - GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Germany)
Grant for Visiting Researcher 

2016 | The University of Sydney and The Electoral Integrity Project (Australia)
Grant for Visiting research fellow and Project intern

2013 | LUISS University and Ministry of Education, University and Research (Italy)
Full 3-year PhD Scholarship

2011 | European Social Fund 2007-2013 Project (Apulia Region and European Union)
Full 1-year Master Degree Scholarship

BLOG ARTICLES (in English)

Fumarola, A. (08.10.2019), Prospective vs Retrospective Voting: Reflections from Two Norwegian Surveys on Saktuelt

Fumarola, A. (18.09.2018), Electoral Integrity as a Dimension of Government Performance Evaluation on Saktuelt

Fumarola, A. (07.02.2018), Why the media helps make Hungarian elections so predictable on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp) and Democratic Audit UK

Fumarola, A. (11.04.2017), The European Union has an obligation to protect civil society in Hungary on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp)

Fumarola, A. and Marinov, N. (03.05.2016), Bulgaria's new voting reforms risk undermining the country's electoral process on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp)

Fumarola, A. (21.03.2016), Fidesz and electoral reform: How to safeguard Hungarian democracy on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp) and Democratic Audit UK

A.Y. 2018/19
University of Bergen, Department of Comparative Politics

- Democratic Representation: Elections, Parliaments, Responsiveness (SAMPOL339)
  Lecturer and co-coordinator (designing course structure, readings, assignments, grading)
  MA Course in Comparative Politics (10 ECTS, in English)

A.Y. 2015/16 - 2016/17
LUISS ‘Guido Carli’ University, Department of Political Science

- International Public Policies
  Teaching associate (supervising seminar sessions, grading assignments and exams)
  MA course in International Relations (8 ECTS, in Italian)

- International Public Policies
  Teaching associate (supervising seminar sessions, grading assignments and exams)
  MA course in International Relations (8 ECTS, in English)

- Political Science
  Teaching associate (supervising seminar sessions, grading assignments and exams)
  BA course in Political Sciences (8 ECTS, in Italian)

Journal articles
  • Fumarola, Andrea. 2018. The contexts of electoral accountability: Electoral integrity performance voting in 23 democracies. Government and Opposition. 1-23. doi: 10.1017/gov.2018.13
  • Fumarola, Andrea. 2016. Much more than Economy: Assessing electoral Accountability in the CEE Member States. Politics in Central Europe. 12: 51-68. doi: 10.1515/pce-2016-0012

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

PhD in Political Science (2013 - 2017)
LUISS University, Rome - Italy
Dissertation title: Beyond Economy: Determinants of Electoral Accountability in Central and Eastern Europe (1993-2015) - submitted on 15.12.2016 and defended on 10.7.2017
Advisor: Prof. Leonardo Morlino

MA in Parliament and Public Policies (2011 - 2012)
LUISS School of Government, Rome - Italy

MA in Mass Media and Politics (2009 - 2011)
University of Bologna, Forli - Italy


2019 | Analyzing Comparative Longitudinal Survey Data Using Multilevel Models
Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

2019 | Causal Inference II: Survey Experiments
Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

2018 | Bayesian Measurement
Department of Comparative Politics - University of Bergen, Norway

2015 | Advanced Topics in Applied Regression: Modelling Issues
ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

During the Postdoc Fellowship Andrea will extend his research interests focusing on the relationship between responsiveness, congruence and issue competition in Norway and Europe, analysing correspondence between voters' and representatives' preferences on specific issues and attitudes.
Other ongoing projects focus on individual- and country-level heterogeneities in electoral accountability and trust in Europe and beyond.

Recent research outputs have been presented in several international conferences and workshop:

- Workshop ‘The Roots of Political Inequality and the Working of Democratic Representation’ 
  Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris, CUNP – Paris, France (24-25 October 2019)

- European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Biennial Conference
  University of Zagreb - Zagreb, Croatia (15-19 July 2019)

- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions
  Université catholique de Louvain in Mons – Mons, Belgium (8-12 April 2019)

- Workshop for a Routledge edited volume on Political Risk
  University of Applied Science BFI - Vienna, Austria (20 September 2018)

- International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress
  Convention and Exhibition Center - Brisbane, Australia (21-25 July 2018)

- Workshop ‘Political Inequality, and how Representative Democracy Functions’ 
  Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – Boston, USA (7-8 June 2018)

- European Community Studies Association - Canada (ECSA-C) Biennial Conference
  Hilton Hotel - Toronto, Canada (9-11 May 2018)

- Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference
  Palmer House Hotel – Chicago, USA (5-9 April 2018)

- The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) research seminar
  DIGSSCORE and University of Bergen – BergenNorway (28 November 2017)