Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the MacMillan Center, Yale University. Before that, I received my PhD in political science at the DYNAMICS graduate school, jointly organised by Humboldt University Berlin and the Hertie school and was a visiting scholar at UCSD.

The core of my research studies when and how voters and political elites act on climate change, and how these groups influence one another. More specifically, I study how both voters and political elites react to climate change and the politicisation of the environment, as well as the consequences of environmental policy. I am also interested in gender and representation.

I study these questions in established democracies, applying causal inference methods on observational and geospatial data. Prior to my PhD, I obtained a BA (University of Coimbra) and an MSc (London School of Economics) in (social) psychology that inform how I think about political phenomena.

On this website, you can find more information on my research, my teaching experience, on datasets I collected, and you can download my CV.

If you are interested in knowing more about any of these projects or think we have similar interests, please feel free to contact me at antonio.valentim@yale.edu.