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Dr Roberto Foa

University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies, University Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy

Roberto Stefan Foa is a University Lecturer in politics and public policy at POLIS. He obtained his BA from the University of Oxford and PhD from Harvard University. He is currently a Principal Investigator for the seventh round of the World Values Survey in Indonesia and Bangladesh, a fellow of the Electoral Integrity Project, and a member of the Oxford Altius Society. Previously, he has worked for organisations including the World Bank, the United Nations, and the OECD.

Roberto was lead author of a recent report 'Global Satisfaction with Democracy 2020' published by the Centre of the Future for Democracy at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

Research Interests

Comparative survey research; democratic legitimacy; authoritarianism; historical state formation; institutions; political economy of development.