*CANCELLED* A layperson's journey through matched comparisons and instrumental variables, aka the elusive quest for causality

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.


  With Professor Federico Varese



Federico Varese is a Professor of Criminology and former Head of the Department of Sociology. Since April 2023, he has been a Professor at Sciences Po in Paris.

Professor Varese's main area of research is the study of organised crime. He has written on the Russian mafia, Soviet criminal history, migration of mafia groups, Somali piracy, the dynamics of altruistic behaviour, and the application of Social Network Analysis to criminology. Currently, he is involved in research projects on the governance dimension of organised gangs in the UK, cybercrime markets, the Russian mafia and sub-standard medicines. 

He is the author of three monographs - The Russian Mafia (OUP, 2001), Mafias on the Move (PUP, 2011) and Mafia Life (2018), and an edited collected, Organized Crime (Routledge, 2010). His books have been translated into eight different languages.