Associate Professor in Political Behavior

Department of Political Economy, KCLondon. 30 Aldwych Bush House NE Wing. London WC2B 4BG. UK

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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 in the Paris School of Economics and European University Institute.

My research lies at the intersection of political behavior and comparative politics with a focus on elections and electoral rules. I use a wide range of quantitative methods to better understand people's experience of representative democracy and find ways to improve it. I also sometimes try to advance survey and experimental methods, and in the past QCA and Fuzzy Sets.

These last 10 years, I’ve conducted surveys and experiments in various countries, but mostly in Western Europe. To do so, I’ve been financially supported by the  Montreal Centre for Democratic Citizenship (Canada), the British Academy (UK), and the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium).

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 analysist, but economists would say that I’m behaviorist. My work appears in journals from both disciplines like CPS, EJPR, PSRM, Party Politics, Electoral Studies in polisci; and JPUBE, Public Choice in econ.