DAMIEN BOL

Associate Professor in Political Behavior

King's College London

damien.bol@kcl.ac.uk


I'm an Associate Professor in Political Behaviour 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.


In my research, I try to use surveys and (quasi) experiments to understand people's experience of representative democracy across countries and political systems, and in particular how voters and parties react and proact to political institutions. 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. My fields in political science are political behavior and comparative politics, and my fields in economics 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.


Curriculum Vitae