Sascha Riaz

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Government
Harvard University

At Harvard, I am affiliated with The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), The Center for European Studies (CES), The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and The Immigration Initiative. I hold masters degrees in Statistics (2020) and International Relations (2017).

I am currently a visiting researcher at the Institutions and Political Inequality group at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.


Working Papers

  1. Diverse News Media Decreases Misperceptions about Immigration (with Hanno Hilbig).
  2. Refugee Labor Market Access Increases Support for Migration (with Anselm Hager and Hanno Hilbig).
  3. Cascades of Violence between Immigrants and Natives — Evidence from Germany (with Daniel Bischof and Markus Wagner)
  4. Causal Effect of Domestic Movement Restrictions on Refugee Integration (with Hanno Hilbig)

Ongoing Projects


Introduction to Data Science (Instructor: David Kane, Fall 2019)

Methods Pre-prefresher (Faculty Advisor: Gary King, Summer 2020)

Quantitative Social Science Methods I (Instructor: Gary King, Fall 2020)