Florence So

Florence So

Marie Curie Fellow

Lund University

I’m currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Political Science at Lund University in Sweden. My 2 year project is funded by the European Union.

My Marie Curie project focuses on how the macroeconomic condition influences party behavior. Using formal models, quantitative text analysis, and statistical methods, the project investigates how economic downturn and growth influence parties’ convergence or differentiation on three types of issues – redistribution, public services, and non-economic issues such as gender-related policies, the environment, and immigration – during elections and in the legislature. It will also examine the impacts of sustained economic growth and decline on the development of issue salience and party polarization over time.

I received my PhD from UCLA; before joining the department, I was an assistant professor at the department of Political Science at Aarhus University. 

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Interests
  • My research interests include comparative politics
  • political institutions
  • parties and elections
  • formal modeling
Education
  • PhD, 2013

    UCLA

  • MA, 2004

    University of San Diego

  • B.S., 2003

    Calvin University

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