Alessandro Del Ponte

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Resident Postdoctoral Fellow

Alessandro Del Ponte

Postdoctoral Associate

Alessandro Del Ponte is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for the Study of American Politics in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. His work lies at the intersection of behavioral political economy and political psychology, with a focus on cooperation, morality, and group identity. His research explores the question: How do citizens and governments respond to global crises?

Alessandro’s research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Cognition, and Scientific Reports among others.

Before Yale, Alessandro was a Research Fellow at the Global Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stony Brook University, where he managed the decision experiments lab at the Center for Behavioral Political Economy. He was previously the personal assistant of Italy’s former Prime Minister Mario Monti. He earned an MPA from SUNY Albany, an MSc in economics from Bocconi University, and a BSc in economics from the University of Genoa.


Political Science
Area of study 
Political Behavior