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Asmus Leth Olsen

Asmus Leth Olsen

Associate Professor

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 Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and TheoryPublic Choice, Judgment and Decision Making, Political BehaviorPublic AdministrationGovernance, and others.

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

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

Current research

Behavioral Public Administration:

A Behavioral Approach to Performance Information:

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service:

  • Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service in Denmark: Who Runs the World's Least Corrupt Public Sector? (Working paper)

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Citizen (Dis)satisfaction: An Experimental Equivalence Framing Study

    Olsen, A. L. 2015 In : Public Administration Review. 75, 3, p. 469-478 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information: Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers.

    Olsen, A. L. 2015 In : Public Performance and Management Review. 39, 1, p. 100-115 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service in Denmark: Who Runs the World's Least Corrupt Public Sector?

    Barfort, S., Harmon, N. A., Hjorth, F. G. & Olsen, A. L. 2015 56 p. (University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online); No. 12, Vol. 2015).

    Research output: Working paperResearch

  4. Published
  5. Published

    Cross-National Yardstick Comparisons: A Choice Experiment on a Forgotten Voter Heuristic

    Hansen, K. M., Olsen, A. L. & Bech, M. 2015 In : Political Behavior. 37, 4, p. 767-789 23 p., 1

    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. Published
  8. 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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