Damien joined the Department of Political Economy in 2015. Prior to this, he studied and worked at the Université de Montréal (Canada) and UCLouvain (Belgium). He also held visiting positions in the Paris School of Economics (France) and the European University Institute (Italy).
Damien's research lies at the intersection of political behaviour and comparative politics with a focus on elections and electoral/democratic rules. He uses a variety of quantitative methods, but is particularly interested in experiments. He uses insights from rational choice and behavioral theories to study how the rules shape the behavior of voters and parties, and how they shape the rules in return.
More details about Damien’s research, including his publications, can be found on his website.
Damien will consider supervising students who want to use quantitative methods, especially experiments, to study elections, parties, and public opinion, pretty much anywhere in the world.
- Damien Bol, and Marco Giani (2019). It's a (Coarsened Exact) Match! Non-Parametric Imputation of Abstainers' Vote. Political Science Research and Methods, First View.
- Damien Bol, Konstantinos Matakos, Orestis Troumpounis, and Dimitrios Xefteris (2019). Electoral Rules, Strategic Entry, and Polarization. Journal of Public Economics 178(104065): 1-12.
- Damien Bol, André Blais, Xavier Gillard, Lidia Nunez Lopez, and Jean-Benoit Pilet (2018). Voting and Satisfaction with Democracy in Flexible-List PR. Electoral Studies 56: 23-34.
- Damien Bol, André Blais, and Simon Labbé St-Vincent (2018). Which Matters Most: Party Strategic Exit or Voter Strategic Voting? A Laboratory Experiment. Political Science Research and Methods 6(2): 229-244.
- Damien Bol, André Blais, and Jean-François Laslier (2018). A Mixed-Utility Theory of Vote Choice Regret. Public Choice 176(3-4): 461-478.