Love Christensen

Love Christensen

Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Science

Aarhus University


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.

I defended my PhD in political science at the University of Gothenburg in early 2022. My dissertation was honored with the 2023 Best Dissertation Award by the Experimental Research Section at APSA.

I do theoretically driven research at the intersection of political economy, political behavior and political psychology. The central question underpinning my work is: Can voters control the government?

More specifically, my research focuses on how voters form (and ideally should form) preferences and beliefs about politicians, parties and policies, and how this, in turn, motivates political actors. I study this using formal models, experiments and quasi-experiments.


  • Behavioral political economy

  • Experimental research

  • Applied formal theory


  • PhD in Political Science

    University of Gothenburg

  • MA in Political Science

    University of Mannheim

  • BSc in Political Science and Economics

    University of Gothenburg