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 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 a few years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Chair in Electoral Studies of the University of Montreal. I also spent some time at the University of Bergen, and the European University Institute in Florence.


My research lies at the intersection of political behavior, political economy, and comparative politics. I use experimental and observational methods to study elections in established democracies. Political scientists would describe me as a 'rational choice guy', but economists would say that I'm behavioralist. Right now, I'm particularly interested in developping lab experiments and quasi-experimental designs as to better understand electoral behavior. Before, I worked on the consequences of electoral systems (postdoc research agenda), and the causes of electoral reforms (PhD research agenda). At King’s College London, I teach about elections, comparative politics, and quantitative methods.


My work appears in Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, the European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politcs, West European Politics, Party Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, Election Law Journal, French Politics, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.