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).
He is the currently the Director of Quantitative Political Economy Research Group.
Damien's research lies at the intersection of political behaviour and comparative politics with a focus on elections and electoral rules. He uses a variety of quantitative methods, particularly experiments and surveys, to better understand people's experience of representative democracy, and find ways to improve it.
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 and surveys, to study elections, voters and parties, particularly with a comparative perspective.
- Aurelia Ananda and Damien Bol (2020). Does Knowing Democracy Affect Answers to Democratic Support Questions? A Survey Experiment in Indonesia. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, First View.
- Damien Bol, Marco Giani, André Blais, and Peter John Loewen (2020). The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Political Support: Some Good News for Democracy? European Journal of Political Research, First View.
- Damien Bol, Thomas Gschwend, Thomas Zittel, Steffen Zittlau (2020). The Importance of Personal Vote Intentions for the Responsiveness of Legislators: A Field Experiment. European Journal of Political Research, First View.
- 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 Economics178(104065): 1-12.