Jacob Nyrup

Postdoctoral Fellow - Institutt for Statsvitenskap
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Mobile phone +4551342188
Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo


I have been at University of Oslo since April 2021. My research interests are quite broad, but I mainly work within comparative politics and political economy, and most of my work includes quantitative methods. Amongst other things, I have - together with great colleagues - created the largest global dataset on governing elites, studied the patterns of promotions in Nazi Germany, and tried to explain why women are under-represented in in Danish municipal politics. I am currently working on exciting new projects on the politics of authoritarian rule together with the ELDAR-project located at University of Oslo, while trying to publish my PhD-project.

This is only a snippet of my research agenda. If you want to know more you can visit my webpage. My CV is also found here.

Research Interests

  • Political economy
  • Comparative politics
  • Autocracies
  • Political elites
  • Wealth inequality
  • Danish municipalities
  • Survey methods
  • Applied statistics


  • I am a member of the The Emergence, Life, and Demise of Autocratic Regimes (ELDAR) project led by Carl Henrik Knutsen.
  • I am the co-creator of the WhoGov dataset. WhoGov is the largest available dataset on members of government across time and countries and won the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Best Data Set Award 2021. Further information is found at the project's webpage.
  • I was a PhD Researcher at WEALTHPOL led by Professor Ben Ansell.


  • DPhil (PhD) in Political Science, University of Oxford, 2020
  • MSc in Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2015
  • MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014
  • BSc in Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013


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Published May 6, 2021 11:44 AM - Last modified Jan. 24, 2022 4:47 PM