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 in 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, political economy and comparative politics, with a special focus on elections and experimental methods. My  favorite research themes are strategic voting, party entry, voter satisfaction, and electoral systems. In my work, I try to evaluate when do people respond rationally to their political environment and how. Political scientists would say that my approach is rational choice, 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.