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Lasse Aaskoven


I am Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark, where I am also affiliated with the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.


I was previously 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. One of my main research topics is how fiscal institutions, such as fiscal rules, impact national politics in both democratic and non-democratic countries. I also have a special interest in the political economy of elections including the study of political budget cycles.


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 or is forthcoming in Journal of Politics,World Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Comparative Politics, Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Economics & Politics, Journal of Public Policy, Political Science Research and Methods, European Journal of Political Economy, Acta Politica, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Public Choice, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.



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