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. Does Refugee Labor Market Integration Increase Support for Migration? (with Anselm Hager and Hanno Hilbig).

Ongoing Projects


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

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

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