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), and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. I am also pursuing a masters degree in statistics at the Department of Statistics.


My research focuses on international migration, political economy, and causal inference using observational data.

Working Papers

  1. Diverse News Media Decreases Misperceptions about Immigration (with Hanno Hilbig).
  2. Information-Gathering in Authoritarian Regimes — Evidence from a Natural Disaster in the GDR (with Hanno Hilbig and Hans Lueders).

Ongoing Projects


Introduction to Data Science (TF for David Kane, Fall 2019)

Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology (TF for Gary King, Fall 2020)