DAMIEN BOL

Assistant Professor in Political Behavior, King's College London

Department of Political Economy, KCL. 30 Aldwych (Bush House North East Wing). London WC2B 4BG. UK


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I'm an Assistant Professor (tenured) in the Department of Political Economy of King's College London. I received a PhD in political science from UCLouvain in 2013, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Chair in Electoral Studies of the Université de Montréal between 2012 and 2015. I've also held visiting positions at the European University Institute in 2011, and the Paris School of Economics in 2019.


My research lies at the intersection of political behavior and comparative politics, with a special focus on political institutions and elections. The overarching goal is to better understand people's experience of elections, and find ways to improve it.  I've used a variety of methods and data in my research (survey analysis, field experiment, multilevel modeling, exact matching, discontinuity design, QCA...). Right now I'm mostly interested in developping fully incentivized lab and online experiments to study topics like strategic voting, choice of political institutions, and voter satisfaction.


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 a behavioralist.


At King's, I teach about elections, comparative politics, and quantitative methods. I'm also the convener of the ECPR Standing Group on Comparative Political Institutions since 2017.