Jørgen Bølstad
[Recent Work]



Current Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow / Assistant Professor at ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway.
Research Interests
European politics, comparative politics, political economy, public policy, public opinion, political psychology, voting behavior, and democratic representation.
Methodological Focus
Time series and panel analysis, techniques for drawing causal inferences using observational data, maximum-likelihood and Bayesian data analysis.
Teaching
Methods II, Part I (Essential Mathematics and Basic Statistics): Obligatory course for the MA in Comparative and International Studies (MACIS), ETH Zurich & the MA in Political Science, University of Zurich, fall 2015.
European Integration: Elective course for the MA in Comparative and International Studies (MACIS), ETH Zurich, fall 2014 and 2015 (co-taught with the European politics group).
Time Series Analysis and Related Approaches: Three-day workshop for PhD researchers, Department of Social and Political Science, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, June 2014.
Methods I, Part I (Research Design and Qualitative Analysis): Obligatory course for the MA in Comparative and International Studies (MACIS), ETH Zurich, fall 2013.
Time Series Analysis: Four-day workshop for PhD researchers, Department of Social and Political Science, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May 2012.
Advanced Methods (Causal Inference in the Social Sciences): Obligatory course for the MA in Public Management & Governance (PMG), Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany, spring 2012.
Publications
Bølstad, Jørgen, and Christoph Elhardt, forthcoming, "Capacity, Willingness, and Sovereign Default Risk: Reassuring the Market in Times of Crisis", Journal of Common Market Studies. [appendix]
Bølstad, Jørgen, and Elias Dinas, 2017, "A Categorization Theory of Spatial Voting: How the Center Divides the Political Space", British Journal of Political Science, 47 (4): 829-850. [appendix] [replication files]
Bølstad, Jørgen, 2017, "Is There a Rational Public?", in Fisher, J., Cantijoch, M., Fieldhouse, E., Franklin, M., Gibson, R., and Wlezien, C., editors, The Routledge Handbook of Voting Behavior and Public Opinion, Routledge, London, UK, p. 383-393.
Bølstad, Jørgen, and James P. Cross, 2016, "Not All Treaties Are Created Equal: The Effects of Treaty Changes on Legislative Efficiency in the EU", Journal of Common Market Studies, 54 (4): 793-808.
Bølstad, Jørgen, and Christoph Elhardt, 2015, "To Bail Out or Not to Bail Out? Crisis Politics, Credibility, and Default Risk in the Eurozone", European Union Politics, 16 (3): 325-346. [appendix] [replication files]
Cross, James P., and Jørgen Bølstad, 2015, "Openness and Censorship in the European Union: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis", European Union Politics, 16 (2): 216-240. [replication files]
Bølstad, Jørgen, 2015, "Dynamics of European Integration: Public Opinion in the Core and Periphery", European Union Politics, 16 (1): 23-44. [appendix] [replication files]
Bølstad, Jørgen, Elias Dinas, and Pedro Riera, 2013, "Tactical Voting and Party Preferences: A Test of Cognitive Dissonance Theory", Political Behavior, 35 (3): 429-452.
Bølstad, Jørgen, 2012, "Thermostatic Voting: Presidential Elections in Light of New Policy Data", PS: Political Science & Politics, 45 (1): 44-50.
Selected Opinion Pieces and Media Coverage
Bølstad, Jørgen, and James P. Cross, On legislative transparency in the EU, LSE EUROPP, July 29, 2015.
Østli Jakobsen, Hanne, Tellekantenes tyranni, Morgenbladet, January 17, 2014.
Bølstad, Jørgen, I hurtigforskningens tid, Aftenposten, January 12, 2014.
Bølstad, Jørgen, A note on European integration and public opinion, LSE EUROPP, May 21, 2012.
Bølstad, Jørgen, Bistandsdebatten sett fra Afrika, Ny Tid, October 16, 2009.
Contact Details
Jørgen Bølstad / Joergen Boelstad / Jörgen Bölstad
ARENA – Centre for European Studies
P.O box 1143, Blindern
0318 Oslo
Norway
E-mail ("[at]" means "@"): j.b [at] post.harvard.edu
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/boelstad
Office Phone: +47 22 85 88 18
Mobile: +47 97 16 72 42

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