1. The Rise of Multiparty Autocracy (With Laure Bokobza). PDF here. Accepted in Democratization

  2. Reining in the Rascals: Challenger Parties’ Path to Power (With Martin Vinæs Larsen and Frederik Hjorth). PDF here. Accepted conditional on replication in the Journal of Politics.

  3. Consolidating Progress: The Selection of Female Ministers in Autocracies and Democracies (With Hikaru Yamagishi and Stuart Bramwell). Online first in the American Political Science Review.

  4. Sheltering Populists? House Prices and the Support for Populist Parties (With Ben Ansell, Martin Vinæs Larsen, and Frederik Hjorth). 2022. The Journal of Politics 84.3: 1420-1436.

  5. The Morning After: Cabinet Instability and the Purging of Ministers after Failed Coup Attempts in Autocracies (With Lasse Aaskoven, Laure Bokobza, Suthan Krishnarajan, and Casper Sakstrup). 2022. The Journal of Politics 84.3: 1437-1452.

  6. Performance and Promotions in an Autocracy: Evidence from Nazi Germany (With Lasse Aaskoven). 2021. Comparative Politics 54(1): 51-85.

  7. Confident and cautious candidates: Explaining under-representation of women in Danish municipal politics (With Malte Dahl). 2021. European Journal of Political Research, 60, pp. 199-224.

  8. Who governs? A new global dataset on members of cabinets (With Stuart Bramwell). 2020. The American Political Science Review, 114(4), pp. 1366-1374. Working paper version here.

  9. Do Survey Estimates of the Public’s Compliance with COVID-19 Regulations Suffer from Social Desirability Bias? (With Martin Vinæs Larsen and Michael Bang Petersen). 2020. Journal of Behavioural Public Administration, 3(2).

Working papers:

  1. Why Is It So Hard to Counteract Wealth Inequality? Evidence from England and Wales (With Mads Andreas Elkjær, Ben Ansell, Laure Bokobza, Asli Cansunar and Matthias Haslberger). PDF here. Invited to revise and resubmit to World Politics

  2. Designated Climate Ministries Help to Reduce Carbon Emissions (With Julian Limberg and Yves Steinebach). Invited to revise and resubmit to npj Climate Action

  3. There’s No Gratitude (In Dictatorships): Economic Performance and Finance Minister Removal across Regime Type (With Jonas W. Schmid). PDF here.

  4. Standing with Ukraine? How citizens respond to trade-offs between self-interest and principles in supporting war-torn allies (With Troels Bøggild, Sascha Göbel, and Philipp Lutscher) PDF here

  5. The myth of the benevolent autocrat? Internal constraints, external constraints and economic development in autocracies. PDF here.

  6. From your house to their House? Representation, political rhetoric and housing markets (With Ben Ansell and Laure Bokobza). PDF here.

  7. City Limits: Opposition to Housing is Concentrated in Expensive Cities (With Martin Vinæs Larsen). PDF here.

  8. Paths to power: A new dataset on the social profile of governments (With Carl Henrik Knutsen and Peter Egge Langsæther). PDF here.


  1. My PhD-thesis can be found on this link.

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