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Lasse Aaskoven


I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I recieved my Ph.D. in May 2018 from the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.


My research spans several areas in comparative politics and comparative political economy. I have a special interest and expertise in the political economy of elections including the study of political budget cycles, and I have published several peer-reviewed pieces within this area. In my Ph.D. dissertation, I have explored whether and how fiscal institutions impact national politics, and how these institutions themselves change as a consequences of political and economic factors.


In another strain of my research, I explore the effects of different political parties and interest organizations on public policies both at the comparative and subnational level.


In my newest research agenda, I attempt to answer classic questions in political science using original historical data. These questions include the determinants of promotions in autocracies and the political impact of wealth inequality.


My research has been published in Economics & Politics, Journal of Public Policy, European Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Public Choice, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.



My CV can be found here