Roberto D’Alimonte is professor of political science at Luiss-Guido Carli in Rome where he has also served as chair of the department of political sciences. Prior to 2010 he taught at the University of Florence. Professor D’Alimonte has been Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale and American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at Harvard and taught as visiting professor in the political science departments at Yale and Stanford. He has also been associated for many years with the Stanford program in Florence. In California, he has given courses on Europe to MBA students at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he also served as a speaker in the Executive Program, addressing issues related to the European Union. Professor D'Alimonte's most recent research interests have to do with political and electoral change in Western democracies, particularly Italy. He has published extensively on Italian elections. In 2005 he founded the Italian Center for Electoral Studies and served as director until 2019.
A renowned political journalist, Professor D’Alimonte covers political events for Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s major financial newspaper. He is often sought out by international media for commentary on current Italian and European affairs. His quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Times, New Yorker, Le Monde, Asahi Shimbun, Bloomberg and Reuters. He has collaborated with former PM Matteo Renzi on electoral reform.