DAMIEN BOL

Assistant Professor, King's College London

Department of Political Economy, KCL. 30 Aldwych (Bush House). London WC2B 4BG. UK


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I'm an Assistant Professor (tenured) in Political Behavior at the Department of Political Economy of King's College London. I received a PhD in political science from the Université catholique de Louvain in 2013, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Chair in Electoral Studies of the Université de Montréal between 2012 and 2015.


My research lies at the intersection of political behavior and comparative politics, with a special focus on elections and experimental methods. I study how political institutions shape the behavior of citizens and elites, and how citizens and elites shape political institutions in return. My  favorite research themes are electoral system choice, strategic voting, and voter satisfaction.


I'm a political scientist by training but I frequently collaborate with economists trying to bridge the two disciplines. Political scientists would say that I'm a rational choice analyst, but economists would say that I'm a behavioralist.


I teach about elections, comparative politics, and quantitative methods. I'm also Director of the undergraduate program in politics at King's, and the Convener of the ECPR Standing Group on Comparative Political Institutions. In October 2018, I co-organize the European Political Institutions Conference (EPIC !).