Jonas Hedegaard Hansen

I was a researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen from 2013-2017. I did my PhD on Voter Turnout and Mobilization. I have taught courses on Research Methods, Theories and Approaches to Politics, and Political Participation and Mobilization.

I left academia in 2017 and now work as a civil servant. I leave this website and most of my research here as a referral point, but I do not expect much to happen to this site. 

In addition to what you already find here, I have a handful of papers which I expect will be published and upload here in 2018 (or later, depending on the mood of various reviewers).

You are more than welcome to get in touch with me if you have any questions about my earlier research.

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Most of my research has been on various types of political behavior with an applied quantitative methods approach. In addition to my academic writings, I have used a large part of my time on applying insights from behavioral sciences to increase the efficiency of interventions from public and private organizations.

My PhD dissertation, which I successfully defended in May 2017, is about voter turnout and mobilization. In the dissertation, I demonstrate how individuals' social environment causally affects their turnout behavior. I do this using both Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) field experiments, panel data studies, observational studies and regression discontinuity designs.

I was a part of a large research project entitled Causal Effects on Turnout at the Centre for Voting and Parties at the University of Copenhagen from 2013-2017. The project group consisted of Kasper Møller Hansen (PI), Yosef Bhatti, Jens Olav Dahlgaard and myself. We conducted 10+ GOTV field experiments in Denmark in collaboration with different organizations.

I have most-often applied quantitative methods. I have conducted several field and survey experiments. Furthermore, I have multiple papers using panel data as well as cross-sectional surveys.

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