Professor Ichino's research is on ethnic politics, voter behavior, and political parties in developing democracies, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa. She has a secondary research interest in methodology for comparative politics. Her work has been published in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and other outlets. She is a member of EGAP (Experiments in Governance and Politics) and her research in Ghana has been supported by the National Science Foundation.
Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Professor Ichino taught at Harvard University's Department of Government.