• Bartholins Allé 7, 1340, 335

    8000 Aarhus C



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Most of my research is in the the intersection between public administration and political science. Recently, I have been doing research on administrative burden, citizen-state interactions, performance mangagement, urban and local governance and politics, and the relationship between politicians and non-elected public officials. Other areas of interests are democratic elections and elite decision-making. 


Jeg am an experienced lecturer, teacher of smaller classes, supervisor and censor at both the BA-, MA-, and PhD-levels. I primarily supervise theses within the following broad themes:

Public administration, performance management, administrative burden, citizen satisfaction, elite decision-making, local politics and administration, experimental methods, street level bureaucracy, representative bureaucracy, co-production.


  • Municipalities
  • The interplay between politicians and bureaucrats
  • School closures
  • Politician spending preferences
  • Standing committees
  • Local parties
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Multi level analysis
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Other areas of organisation
  • Organizational structures in Danish municipalities
  • The local government reform
  • The preferences of politicians and bureaucrats
  • Organisation theory

Areas of expertise

  • Public Administration
  • Administrative burden
  • Citizen-state interactions
  • Elections
  • Elite decision-making


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