Addressing today's most pressing social challenges in an effective manner requires rigorous and innovative public policy analysis that, first, improves our understanding of social mechanisms and, second, finds new ways to employ research findings to better inform policy.
Davide Azzolini is a research fellow at the Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy. Davide is passionate about social research that aims at producing better and usable evidence to improve policymaking and enhance public policy effectiveness. Particularly, he is interested in public policy analysis and evaluation related to student achievement, educational attainment, and immigrant integration. In the past years, he has been engaged in the design and implementation of large scale randomized controlled trials on the topics of higher education participation, student achievement and teachers’ digital competences.
Davide’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Demographic Research.
He was a visiting student at the Free University of Berlin and a research collaborator at the Office of Population Research of Princeton University. He holds a PhD in sociology and social research from the University of Trento and a master’s degree in public policy analysis from COREP, Turin.
Davide will be a visiting fellow of the Urban Institute from March to June 2019. During this period, he will conduct research related to asset-building programs, education, and international comparison of social policy programs.