Alexander Fouirnaies

Assistant Professor
Harris Public Policy

Alexander Fouirnaies’s scholarly work addresses the political economy of elections. Much of his research focuses on how money and the media shape elections and affect representation and accountability. He is interested in causal inference and applied econometrics methodologies, and many of his projects make use of natural experiments to uncover causal relations between political and economic variables.

His research has been published in the Journal of Politics and Electoral Studies.

Fouirnaies received a BSc in political science from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He then earned a master’s degree in public and economic policy and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds an MSc in economics from Aarhus University in Denmark. Most recently, he was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. He spent several years working in the Danish Parliament.

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