Our research investigates the relevance of political institutions, political processes, and political action on economic outcomes and social development.

Completed projects

Jan 2018 - May 2018

[EBA: In pursuit of per diem ]

Nov 2011 - Oct 2014

REDD Integrity

Jun 2011 - Jan 2013

Democracy and corruption

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Who rules Nigeria?

Jun 2009 - May 2012

Post--war power sharing

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010

Political Parties in Angola

Lovise Aalen

Research Director

Inge Amundsen

Senior Researcher

Daniel M. Brinks

Associated Senior Researcher

Maria Helena Meyer Dolve

Research assistant

Kendra Dupuy


Siri Gloppen

Senior Researcher

Svein-Erik Bøthun Helle

Coordinator, Governance and Democracy, Post-Doctoral Researcher

Jan Isaksen


Anja Benedicte Myrtveit

Master's Student

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Associated Senior Researcher

Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher

Lise Rakner

Senior Researcher (20%)

Arne Tostensen

Senior Researcher

Vibeke Wang

Senior Researcher and Coordinator: Gender Politics

David Aled Williams

Senior Program Advisor (U4)

Per Aarvik

Research Assistant