Carlo Schwarz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick. His research interest lies in the field of applied microeconomics with a particular interest in policy-relevant questions. In his research, he combines causal inference strategies with techniques from text analysis, machine learning, and data science. His recent research investigates the contributed of social media to the spread of hate crimes and anti-minority sentiments online and offline as well as polarization and election outcomes.