DAMIEN BOL

Associate Professor in Political Behavior

King's College London

damien.bol@kcl.ac.uk


I'm an Associate Professor in Political Behavior at 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 UCLouvain. I've also held visiting positions at the Paris School of Economics and European University Institute.


In my research, I use experiments (in the lab and on the field) and surveys to try to understand people's experience of representative democracy across countries and political systems. I study elections, voters, and parties with a specific focus on how political institutions like electoral systems shape the behavior of individual actors and how these actors form a preference for these institutions in return.


I'm a political scientist by training but I frequently collaborate with economists trying to bridge the two disciplines. My fields in polisci are political behavior and comparative politics, and my fields in econ are political economy and behavioral economics. Political scientists would say that I'm a rational choice analyst, but economists would say that I'm behaviorist.


These last 10 years, I’ve coordinated a dozen of surveys and experiments in Western Europe, as well as Canada and Indonesia. To do so, I’ve been financially supported by the British Academy, the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, and the Montreal Centre for Democratic Citizenship.


Curriculum Vitae