Rune Jørgen Sørensen
Professor, Department of Economics, Norwegian Business School - BI

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Contact information:

Telephone: +47 46 41 05 95

ORCID: 0000-0003-0375-7677

Mailing address:
Department of Economics 
Norwegian Business School - BI, 
N-0484 Oslo, Norway

Office Address:

Nydalsveien 37

0484 Oslo, Norway

Recent publications:


Public Sector Employment and Voter Turnout. (With Benny Geys) American Political Science ReviewOnline Appendix. 2021. (in print)

Political (Over)Representation of Public Sector Employees and the Double-Motive Hypothesis: Evidence from Norwegian Register Data (2007-2019). (With Benny Geys and Zuzana Murdoch). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 2021 (preprint)

Moral hazard in electoral teams: List rank and campaign effort. (With Gary Cox, Jon H. Fiva and Dan Smith) Journal of Public Economics 2021, 200:104457


Political Alignment and Bureaucratic Pay. (With Jon H. Fiva, Benny Geys and Tom Reiel Heggedal)  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 31(3):596–615.

Administrative Delegation of Budgetary Powers and Fiscal Performance (With Benny Geys)  Available as eary view in Kyklos 73: 477– 499. News coverage in the LSE blog and in the Ökonomenstimme

Popular support for environmental protection: A life-cycle perspective. Accepted for publication in the British Journal of Political Science 2020:1-8. (With Tom-Reiel Heggedal and Benny Geys) Also available as Working paper. News coverage in BI Business Review.

The impact of women above the political glass ceiling: Evidence from a Norwegian executive gender quota reform. Electoral Studies 2019, 60:1-10. (With Benny Geys) Also available as Working Paper News coverage in the BI Business Review.

The impact of state television on voter turnout. British Journal of Political Science, 2019, 49(1):257-278.) Available as Working Paper. News coverage in the LSE-blog and in Dagens Næringsliv.

Who dies early? Education, mortality and causes of death in Norway. Social Science & Medicine 2019. (With Jostein Grytten and Irene Skau) Also available as Working paper. News coverage on