DAMIEN BOL

Assistant Professor in Political Behavior, King's College London

Dept. of Political Economy, King's College London. Strand Building. WC2R 2LS London. United Kingdom.

damien.bol@kcl.ac.uk. +4420 7848 7320.


Curriculum Vitae  — Google Scholar Citation Report (Citations ≈ 300, h-index = 7)


I'm an Assistant Professor (Lecturer in the UK) in the Department of Political Economy of King's College London. I received a PhD in political science from the University of Louvain in 2013, and spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montreal between 2012 and 2015.


My research lies at the intersection of political behavior and comparative politics. I use experimental and observational methods to study elections in established democracies. Political scientists would say that my approach is rational choice, but economists would say that I'm a behavioralist. Right now, I'm particularly interested in developing new voting experiments about vote choice and party entry. In the past, I've studied party support for electoral reforms (PhD research agenda), and the effects of electoral systems on voters and parties (postdoc research agenda). I also sometimes try to contribute to methodological debates in political science. At King’s College London, I teach about elections and quantitative methods.


I've recently published in Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Party Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and European Union Politics.