Francisco Villamil


Junior Research Fellow
Carlos III - Juan March Institute
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Data & Code
Curriculum Vitae
Other Writing


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Carlos III - Juan March Institute in Madrid. Previously, I was part of the ICR group at ETH Zurich, where I defended my dissertation in February 2020.

My current research focuses on the consequences of political violence, with an emphasis on how social dynamics shape preference formation as a response to shocks. More broadly, I’m interested in the way the social context conditions individuals’ political behavior and preferences. I use quantitative methods extensively, and rely on a variety of data sources and data collection strategies, including digitization of historical archives, web scraping, and geospatial data. Part of my research has been published at the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

In the Data & Code section I share different resources I have developed for my own work in order to facilitate future empirical research, particularly for historical analyses of Spain.