Teaching experience:


2016-2017 (during my work in the Democracy Matters and Empatia project there was not much time for teaching)



  • Various guest lectures, seminars on: qualitative research methods (PhD in Coimbra), experimental methods (PhD at SNS in Florence, and PhD in Coimbra), participatory governance (Social Workers master in Coimbra).


  • Various Empaville deployments (Empaville is a 2 hour long game designed to teach the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid participatory processes via designed failures. We have deployed the game in high-schools, in meetings with bureacrats, in classes with PhD students and with undergraduates. An actual count of the deployments can be found in the dissemination deliverable of the EMPATIA project).


Undergraduate Class: Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Participatory Governance Innovations. This seminar is based on a semi-flipped approach that requires the students to complete a reading survey before class. In class the students go through a series of deliberative exercises inspired by democratic innovations.

Syllabus Evaluations Example of reading spreadsheet


Four Days Intensive Seminar “Introduction to Experimental Design,” University of São Paulo. This seminar is based on the book "Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation" (Gerber and Green 2012). First class slides

2010 & 2011
T.A. for Prof. J. Fox “Game Theory,” graduate class, Yale University.


2009 & 2010
T.A. for Prof. J. Roemer “Fundamentals of Modeling,” graduate class, Yale University.

Class description


2007 & 2008
T.A for Prof. J. Vreeland “Introduction to Comparative Politics,” undergraduate class, Yale University.





Scholio project starting


Milan PB reaches 10.000 enrolled users in the ideation phase.


First RCT in a Citizens' Assembly successfully implemented!


Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Census 2012-2016 completed (old version here)


Experiment on Brazilian candidates forthcoming in AJPS


Argument mapping paper published in New Media and Society.


"Failures to analyze Failures" paper published in PS.


Working paper on multi-channel Democratic Innovations