Bruno Castanho Silva

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, University of Cologne. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest, and my research interests are on quantitative methods, more specifically causal inference, machine learning, and structural equation modeling. Substantively, I work on populism in comparative perspective, and social media in politics, and I'm leader of Text Analysis in Team Populism. Our book Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling, together with Constantin Manuel Bosancianu and Levente Littvay, is now available for the US, EU and the UK.

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