Alessandro Vecchiato is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program for Democracy and the Internet at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2019 with a dissertation on the impact of new media and technology on political outcomes, such as voters preferences, political participation and news consumption, and more broadly their impact on civil society. His postdoc fellowship project includes a number of studies aimed at understanding how to better design internet media, including social media and mobile communication app, to foster civil public dialogue and fight misinformation. His doctoral research has already used a custom-developed app, Dossier, to experiment on the best modalities to deliver new, and especially, to test the consequences of algorithmic biases online. During his postdoctoral time at Stanford, he plans to expand on this body of work to detect strategies and develop technological tools that citizens can use to receive more accurate and balanced news diets.

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia (2007)
  • Master of Arts, University of California Los Angeles (2012)
  • Master of Science, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (2009)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, New York University (2019)
  • Ph.D., New York University, Politics (2019)
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Economics (2012)
  • M.S., Bocconi University, Economics (2009)
  • B.S., Universita' Ca' Foscari, Venice, Economics (2007)

Stanford Advisors

Community and International Work

  • Designing A System of Fund Allocation for Active Labour Market Policies


    Labour Market, Job Search

    Partnering Organization(s)

    European Commission, DG Employment



    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


Lab Affiliations