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Dr Paolo Chiocchetti is a political scientist specialized in Comparative Politics and European Studies.

He currently works as a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute, exploring models of differentiated integration for the InDivEU project. He also collaborates with the European Governance and Policy Programme (EGPP).

Before joining the EUI in 2020, Paolo obtained a PhD in European Studies from King’s College London and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg and at the Humboldt University of Berlin. 

His current research interests focus on European integration, the international and domestic dimensions of Brexit, and Western European politics. His publications include  the monograph The radical left party family in Western Europe: 1989-2015 (Routledge, 2017), the edited book Competitiveness and solidarity in the European Union: interdisciplinary perspectives
(Routledge, 2019), and several book chapters, journal articles, and
digital resources.

Paolo also teaches Comparative Politics at the Free University of Bolzano and serves as the secretary of the Political Studies Association’s Italian Politics Specialist Group (PSA-IPSG).