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.


My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, political behavior, and political economy with a focus on elections. I try to understand people's experience of representative democracy across countries and political systems. I also sometimes work at the advancement of methods for social sciences like surveys and experiments.


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.  My work appears in the Journal of Public Economics, Comparative Political Studies, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Electoral Studies and the European Journal of Political Research (among others).


These last 10 years, I’ve coordinated a dozen of surveys and experiments in many Western European countries, but also Canada and Indonesia. To do so, I’ve been financially supported by the British Academy, the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, the Montreal Centre for Democratic Citizenship and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy of King's College London.


For my CV, see here.