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.
- Political economy
- Comparative politics
- 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
Aaskoven, Lasse & Nyrup, Jacob (2021). Performance and Promotions in an Autocracy: Evidence from Nazi Germany. Comparative politics. ISSN 0010-4159. doi: 10.5129/001041521x16132218140269.
Bokobza, Laure; Krishnarajan, Suthan; Nyrup, Jacob; Sakstrup, Casper & Aaskoven, Lasse (2021). The Morning After: Cabinet Instability and the Purging of Ministers after Failed Coup Attempts in Autocracies. Journal of Politics. ISSN 0022-3816. 84(3), p. 1437–1452. doi: 10.1086/716952. Full text in Research Archive