DAMIEN BOL

Associate Professor in Political Behavior

King's College London

damien.bol@kcl.ac.uk


I'm an Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Behavior in the Department of Political Economy of King's College London and Director of the Quantitative Political Economy Research Group. Prior to that, I studied and worked at the Université de Montréal and Université de Louvain. I've also held visiting posititions in the Paris School of Economics and Europe University Institute.


For my research,  I use (quasi) experiments to study people's experience of elections and representative democracy across countries, particularly how voters and parties react and proact to democratic institutions. Sometimes, I also attempt to contribute to methodological debates about the use of surveys and experiments in the social sciences.


Over the years, I’ve coordinated a dozen of surveys and experiments, mostly in Belgium, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. In 2020, I also directed the European Political Institutions Survey, an inter-university project and a large-scale survey covering 15 Western European countries. I’ve been financially supported by the British Academy, the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, and the Montreal Centre for Democratic Citizenship.


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 behaviorist.


Curriculum Vitae