Asmus Leth Olsen

Asmus Leth Olsen

Professor with special responsibilities

Teaching

My research and teaching centers on public administration with an emphasis on psychological theories and experimental methods. My research is anchored in the Behavioral and Experimental Public Administration Lab (BEPAL). BEPAL aims to bridge the gap between research in (political) psychology and public administration in order improve public services and the public sector's responsiveness to citizens' aspirations. Behavioral insights and evidence in the service of citizens and democracy. My research has been published in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Politics, Public Administration ReviewJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Choice, Judgment and Decision Making, Political Behavior, Public Administration, and more.

Read more about the Behavioral and Experimental Public Administration Lab (BEPAL): http://polsci.ku.dk/bepal/english/

Find out more about my research at: www.asmusolsen.com

Current research

Behavioral Public Administration:

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service:

A Behavioral Approach to Performance Information:

Selected publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Sustaining Honesty in Public Service: The Role of Selection

    Barfort, S., Harmon, N. A., Hjorth, F. G. & Olsen, A. L., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

    Reducing Bias in Citizens’ Perception of Crime Rates: Evidence From a Field Experiment on Burglary Prevalence

    Larsen, M. V. & Olsen, A. L., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Politics. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Behavioral Dishonesty in the Public Sector

    Olsen, A. L., Hjorth, F. G., Harmon, N. A. & Barfort, S., 2019, In : Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Compared to What? How Social and Historical Reference Points Affect Citizens' Performance Evaluations

    Olsen, A. L., 2017, In : Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 27, 4, p. 562-580 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Behavioral Public Administration: Combining Insights from Public Administration and Psychology

    Grimmelikhuijsen, S., Jilke, S., Olsen, A. L. & Tummers, L., 1 Jan 2017, In : Public Administration Review. 77, 1, p. 45-56 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    “Simon Said,” We Didn't Jump

    Olsen, A. L., 2015, In : Public Administration Review. 75, 2, p. 325-326 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  7. Submitted

    Human Interest or Hard Numbers? Experiments on Citizens' Selection, Exposure, and Recall of Performance Information

    Olsen, A. L., 2015, (Submitted) Copenhagen: Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen , 34 p.

    Research output: Working paperResearchpeer-review

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