Dr Lasse Aaskoven

Department of Government
Dr Lasse Aaskoven
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 876549

  • Location

    5B.108, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday 4-6 PM.



My research spans several areas in comparative politics and comparative political economy. I have a particular 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 another strain of my research, I explore the effects of institutions and political parties on public policies both at the comparative and subnational level. I have a special interest in fiscal policy and the role of fiscal institutions. See my personal website for more information


  • PhD Political science University of Copenhagen, (2018)

  • Msc Political Science University of Copenhagen, (2013)

  • BSc Political Science University of Copenhagen, (2010)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Essex (3/9/2018 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Political Economy (GV307)


Journal articles (11)

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Redistributing under fiscal constraint: partisanship, debt, inequality and labour market regulation. Journal of Public Policy. 39 (3), 423-441

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Fiscal rules and electoral turnout. Political Science Research and Methods, 1-16

Aaskoven, L., (2019). The electoral cycle in political contributions: the incumbency advantage of early elections. Acta Politica

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Parties, governments and the integration of immigrants. Journal of European Public Policy, 1-20

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Partisan-Electoral Cycles in Public Employment: Evidence from Developed Democracies. Political Studies, 003232171987429-003232171987429

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Oil, elections and fiscal transparency. European Journal of Political Research

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Do fiscal rules reduce political polarization?. Comparative European Politics

Aaskoven, L., (2018). Polity age and political budget cycles: Evidence from a Danish municipal reform. European Journal of Political Economy. 52 (C), 75-84

Aaskoven, L., (2018). Budget institutions and taxation. Public Choice. 174 (3-4), 335-349

Foged, SK. and Aaskoven, L., (2017). Public Sector Unions and Privatization: Evidence From the Eldercare Sector in Danish Municipalities. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 27 (1), 135-149

Aaskoven, L., (2016). Fiscal Transparency, Elections and Public Employment: Evidence from the OECD. Economics and Politics. 28 (3), 317-341

Reports and Papers (1)

Aaskoven, L. and Nyrup, J., (2018). Performance and Promotions in an Autocracy: Evidence from Nazi Germany

+44 (0) 1206 876549


5B.108, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 4-6 PM.

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