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Olle Folke


Research interests: Political economics

Among the questions that Olle Folke tries to answer with his research:

  • How does the allocation of political power affect policy outcomes in proportional election systems?
  • What is the effect of electoral reforms on the behavior of voters and political actors?
  • What is the effect of gender quotas on the selection of male politicians?
  • What is the role of family networks in Swedish politics?

New research

Who Becomes a Politican? Ernesto Dal Bó, Frederico Finan, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne

Olle Folke's primary research fields are applied political economics and gender and politics. Folke's main research project determinants and consequences of political selection in Swedish municipalities. He also works with developing methods for causal inference within proportional election systems.

Olle Folke


Mob: +46 70 367 0242


Olle Folke is lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.




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