Carlo Prato is a Hoover Institution National Fellow for 2015-16. He is an assistant professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Economics and Government departments at Georgetown University. His research studies how the design of electoral and legislative institutions can improve policy and political outcomes, with his work including articles in the American Journal of Political Science. He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and an MSc and a BA in economic, statistic, and social sciences from Bocconi University. He is a past research associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.