Department of Political Science

Simon Calmar Andersen

Professor

Profile photoSimon Calmar Andersen
Department of Political Science
Bartholins Allé 7, 1340, 327
8000, Aarhus C
Denmark
E-mail: sca@ps.au.dk
Phone: +45 61 66 65 01
Simon Calmar Andersen (PhD, Aarhus University, 2007) is Professor at the Department of Political Science and director of TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research at Aarhus University. His research examines different aspects of political institutions, and budgeting and management strategies and their impact on organizational performance, especially within education. He has published work in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review and Public Administration among others. He is member of the Research Advisory Boards for The Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI) as well as for The Public Management Evidence Lab, City University of Hong Kong.
He was appointed member of the chairmanship of the national Council for Evaluation and Quality Assessment of Public School (The School Council) that gives advice to the Danish Minister of Children and Education in 2009-13. During his post doc. he also served as manager at the Municipality of Aarhus.

Positions

2016- Director of TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research
2014- Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University

2011-2013 Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University

2010-2011 Manager of section at, Resource centre, Child and Youth, Municipality of Aarhus
Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University

2009-2010 Manager of section at, Resource centre, Child and Youth, Municipality of Aarhus
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University

2008-2009 Head clerk, Child and Youth, Municipality of Aarhus
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University

2007-2008 Head clerk, Child and Youth, Municipality of Aarhus

2006-2007 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University

Honorary offices

2015- Member of the board of directors of The Danish Evaluation Institute, EVA
2014-Member of the International Advisory Board for the Public Management Evidence Lab, City University of Hong Kong
2013- Member of SFI's Research Advisory Board
2009-2013 Member of the chairmanship of the Council for Evaluation and Quality Assessment of the public school (Folkeskolen) (The School Council)

Selected publications

Andersen, SC & Jakobsen, ML 2018, 'Political Pressure, Conformity Pressure and Performance Information as Drivers of Public Sector Innovation Adoption' International Public Management Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2018.1425227
Hestbaek, L, Andersen, ST, Skovgaard, T, Olesen, LG, Elmose, M, Bleses, D, Andersen, SC & Lauridsen, HH 2017, 'Influence of motor skills training on children’s development evaluated in the Motor skills in PreSchool (MiPS) study-DK: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, nested in a cohort study' Trials, vol 18, no. 400. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-2143-9
Hjortskov, M, Andersen, SC & Jakobsen, M 2017, 'Encouraging Political Voices of Underrepresented Citizens through Coproduction: Evidence from a Randomized Field Trial' American Journal of Political Science, pp. 1-13.
Andersen, SC 2017, 'From Passive to Active Representation: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Normative Values in Shaping White and Minority Bureaucrats' Policy Attitudes' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 400–414. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mux006
Andersen, SC & Jakobsen, M 2017, 'Policy Positions of Bureaucrats at the Front Lines: Are They Susceptible to Strategic Communication?' Public Administration Review, vol 77, no. 1, pp. 57-66. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12584
Andersen, IG & Andersen, SC 2017, 'Student-Centered Instruction and Academic Achievement: Linking Mechanisms of Educational Inequality to Schools’ Instructional Strategy' British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol 38, no. 4, pp. 533-550. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2015.1093409
Andersen, SC & Moynihan, DP 2016, 'Bureaucratic Investments in Expertise: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Field Trial' The Journal of Politics, vol 78, no. 4, pp. 1032-1044. DOI: 10.1086/686029
Andersen, SC & Larsen, MH 2016, 'Cognitive Biases in Performance Evaluations' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol 26, no. 4, pp. 647-662. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muv036
Andersen, LB, Andersen, SC & Pallesen, T 2016, 'Forskning i ledelseseffekter på borgernes udbytte af de offentlige ydelser: styrker, svagheder og fremtidige perspektiver' Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab, vol 48, no. 2, pp. 113-134.
Andersen, SC & Moynihan, DP 2016, 'How Leaders Respond to Diversity: The Moderating Role of Organizational Culture on Performance Information Use' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol 26, no. 3, pp. 448-460. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muv038
Favero, N, Andersen, SC, Meier, KJ, O'Toole, LJ & Winter, S 2016, 'How Should We Estimate the Performance Effect of Management? : Comparing Impacts of Public Managers' and Front-line Employees' Perceptions of Management' International Public Management Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2016.1236763
Andersen, SC, Humlum, M & Nandrup, AB 2016, 'Increasing instruction time in school does increase learning' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, vol 113, no. 27, pp. 7481-7484. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1516686113
Hvidman, U & Andersen, SC 2016, 'Perceptions of Public and Private Performance: Evidence from a Survey Experiment' Public Administration Review, vol 76, no. 1, pp. 111-120. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12441
Andersen, SC & Nielsen, HS 2016, 'Reading intervention with a growth mindset approach improves children’s skills' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, vol 113, no. 43, pp. 12111-12113. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1607946113
Andersen, SC, Nielsen, HS & Thomsen, MK 2015, 'Brugernes reaktion når det offentlige øger serviceniveauet. Resultater fra et lodtrækningsforsøg på skoleområdet' Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab, vol 47, no. 2, pp. 125-143.
Meier, KJ, Andersen, SC, O'Toole, LJ, Favero, N & Winter, SC 2015, 'Taking Managerial Context Seriously: Public Management and Performance in U.S. and Denmark Schools' International Public Management Journal, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 130-150. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2014.972485
Meier, KJ, Winter, SC, O'Toole, LJ, Favero, N & Andersen, SC 2015, 'The Validity of Subjective Performance Measures: School Principals in Texas and Denmark' Public Administration, vol 93, no. 4, pp. 1084-1101. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12180
Andersen, SC & Loftager, J 2014, 'Deliberative Democratic Governance' Administrative Theory & Praxis, vol 36, no. 4, pp. 510-529. DOI: 10.2753/ATP1084-1806360404
Hvidman, U & Andersen, SC 2014, 'Impact of Performance Management in Public and Private Organizations' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol 24, no. 1, pp. 35-58. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mut019
Jakobsen, M & Andersen, SC 2013, 'Coproduction and Equity in Public Service Delivery' Public Administration Review, vol 73, no. 5, pp. 704-713. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12094
Jakobsen, M & Andersen, SC 2013, 'Intensifying Social Exchange Relationships in Public Organizations: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment' Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol 32, no. 1, pp. 60-82. DOI: 10.1002/pam.21662
Andersen, SC & Thomsen, MK 2011, 'Policy Implications of Limiting Immigrant Concentration in Danish Public Schools' Scandinavian Political Studies, vol 34, no. 1, pp. 27-52. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9477.2010.00260.x
Andersen, SC & Mortensen, PB 2010, 'Policy Stability and Organizational Performance: Is There a Relationship?' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol 20, no. 1, pp. 1-22. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mup005
Andersen, SC 2008, 'Private schools and the parents that choose them' Scandinavian Political Studies, vol 31, no. 1, pp. 44-68. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9477.2008.00195.x
Andersen, SC 2008, 'The Impact of Public Management Reforms on Student Performance in Danish Schools' Public Administration, vol 86, no. 2, pp. 541-558. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2008.00717.x
Andersen, SC 2007, 'Multilevel-modeller: en introduktion og et eksempel' Politica, no. 3, pp. 294-316.
Andersen, SC & Serritzlew, S 2007, 'The Unintended Effects of Private School Competition' Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol 17, no. 2, pp. 335-356. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mul019
Andersen, SC 2006, 'Når New Public Management møder uddannelsessystemet' Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, vol 2, pp. 121-136.
Andersen, SC 2006, 'Styring gennem autonomi? Et forskningsprojekt om politisk styring af de danske skoler' Politica, vol 38, no. 4, pp. 426-445.
Andersen, SC 2005, 'How to Improve the Outcome of State Welfare Services: Governance in a Systems-Theoretical Perspective' Public Administration, vol 83, no. 4, pp. 891-907. DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-3298.2005.00482.x
Andersen, SC 2005, 'Smid ikke metoderne ud med badevandet. Epistemologisk konstruktivisme og dens metodiske konsekvenser' Dansk Sociologi, vol 3, pp. 45-60.
Andersen, SC 2004, 'Hvorfor bliver man ved med at evaluere folkeskolen?' Politica, vol 36, no. 4, pp. 452-468.