Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino
Associate Professor in Politics and Public Policy
College of Business, Government and Law
With a PhD in Political Science, A/Prof Professor Praino’s research is focused on decision-making and political behaviour. Using cutting-edge combination of experiments, statistical modelling and real-world data, A/Prof Praino seeks to explain how citizens get to their vote decisions, and what consequences this process has to our society. In particular, A/Prof Praino’s research investigates how voters often make their decisions in a context of low-information. This has recently been in the spotlight worldwide, for example, when a record number of British citizens googled “what is the European Union” after voting for Brexit. How did they arrive to that vote decision, if they didn’t even know what the EU is, and what are the consequences of this behaviour?