Universitätsassistent (Post Doc)

Short Bio: Before joining the Department of Government at the University of Vienna, Davide completed his PhD at the European University Institute. His doctoral dissertation has been selected among the notable theses defended at the EUI. Davide holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and has been visiting researcher at New York University, University of Copenhagen, and University of Edinburgh.


Research interests: political behaviour, election and referendum campaigns, public opinion, political parties, political psychology, experimental methods.


Published articles

  • Morisi, D. (Forthcoming) “Choosing the risky option: Information and risk propensity in referendum campaigns.” Public Opinion Quarterly. (Replication data.)
  • Morisi, D. (Forthcoming). “When campaigns can backfire. National identities and support for parties in the 2015 UK general election in Scotland.” Political Research Quarterly. (Replication data.)

Working papers

Morisi, D. (2017) “Biased but moderate voters: How information depolarizes political attitudes”CVAP Working Paper Series 3/2017


Morisi, D. (2016) “Shaping voting intentions: the effect of information in the Scottish independence referendum”, SPP Working Paper 521, University of Strathclyde


Morisi, D. (2014) “Shaping voting intentions: an experimental study on the role of information in the Scottish independence referendum”, EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2014/88, 2014
– The study has featured on several UK newspapers, including the Guardianthe Independent, and the Herald Scotland


Craufurd Smith, R., Tambini, D., and Morisi, D. (2012) “Regulating media plurality and media power in the 21st century”. Media policy brief, 7. The London School of Economics and Political Science


Book chapters

Karremans, J., Malet, G. and Morisi, D. (Forthcoming). “A changing political landscape. The Italian transition from a bipolar to a multi-polar party system”. In Hutter, S. and Kriesi, H. (Eds.), Transformative elections? Restructuring the National Political Space in Europe in Times of Multiple Crises.


Selected media outlets

My research has featured in the following media outlets: The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times, The IndependentThe Herald Scotland, La Repubblica, LSE Europp Blog, LSE Media Policy Blog, EUI Times.


Personal website


Twitter: @dmorisi