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Dr Damien  Bol

Dr Damien Bol

  • Academics

Reader in Political Behaviour

Research subject areas

  • Politics

Contact details


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 at the Paris School of Economics (France) and the European University Institute (Italy).

He is currently the Director of the Quantitative Political Economy Research Group.

Office hours

My office hours for semester one are as follows:
Monday: 10.00 - 11.00 (online)
Tuesday: 11.00 - 12.00 (in office)

You can book an appointment here: 


His research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy with a focus on elections. He uses experiments, surveys and other quantitative methods to better understand people's experience of representative democracy across countries and political systems.

More details about Damien’s research can be found on his website


PhD supervision

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. 

Latest publications

  • Christopher J. Anderson, Damien Bol, and Aurelia Ananda (Forthcoming). Estimating Humanity’s Attitudes About Democracy and Political Leaders: Patterns and Trends. Public Opinion Quarterly.
  • Damien Bol, and Marco Giani (2021). It's a (Coarsened Exact) Match! Non-Parametric Imputation of Abstainers' Vote. Political Science Research and Methods 9(2): 445-450.
  • Damien Bol, Marco Giani, André Blais, and Peter John Loewen (2021). The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Political Support: Some Good News for Democracy? European Journal of Political Research 60(2): 497–505
  • Damien Bol, Thomas Gschwend, Thomas Zittel, Steffen Zittlau (2021). The Importance of Personal Vote Intentions for the Responsiveness of Legislators: A Field Experiment. European Journal of Political Research 60(2): 455-473.
  • Philipp Harfst, Damien Bol, and Jean-François Laslier (2021). Designing Preference Voting. Electoral Studies 69: 102262.
  • 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, 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): 461-478.