Lasse Aaskoven

Department of Government
 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

  • Comparative Political Analysis (GV112)

  • Electoral Behaviour (GV303)


Journal articles (8)

Aaskoven, L., (2019). Redistributing under fiscal constraint: partisanship, debt, inequality and labour market regulation. Journal of Public Policy. 39 (03), 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., (2018). Budget institutions and taxation. Public Choice. 174 (3-4), 335-349

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

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

+44 (0) 1206 876549


5B.108, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 4-6 PM.

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