Federica Izzo received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2019. Her research uses formal methods to analyze how electoral incentives shape politicians’ actions. Her main innovation is to allow actors to endogenously manipulate key variables that are usually kept constant in formal models, such as voters’ policy preferences and the supply of candidates. This generates interesting insights which she develops in several projects. In particular, her research agenda focuses mainly on three topics: intra-party politics, ideology and electoral competition, and accountability in times of crisis.