Haakon Gjerløw

Senior Researcher

Haakon Gjerløw
Email: haagje@prio.org
Mobile phone: (+47) 995 99 128
Twitter: @HaakonGjerlw
Website: www.haakongjerlow.com

Research Interests

My research focus on political institutions, domestic politics, mass-mobilization, and human development. I also have an interest in data collection and discovering new empirical evidence to test existing theories in comparative politics and political economy.

I am always interested in cooperation with practitioners of development programmes and humanitarian aid. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to explore options for combining practice with science.


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Gjerløw, Haakon, Knutsen, Carl Henrik, Wig, Tore and Wilson, Matthew C. (Forthcoming) One Road to Riches? How state building and democratization affect economic development. Cambridge: Cambridge Elements

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Gjerløw, Haakon, & Rasmussen, Magnus (Forthcoming). Revolution, Elite Fear and Electoral Institutions.  Comparative Politics.

Gjerløw, H., & Knutsen, C. H. (2019). Leaders, Private Interests, and Socially Wasteful Projects: Skyscrapers in Democracies and Autocracies. Political Research Quarterly, 72(2), 504–520. https://doi.org/10.1177/1065912919840710

Langsæther, Peter Egge, Gjerløw, Haakon and Søyland, Martin G. (2019) "Is all PR good PR? How content of media exposure affects candidate popularity." Electoral Studies 57. p. 143-152

Knutsen, C. H., Teorell, J., Wig, T., Cornell, A., Gerring, J., Gjerløw, H., … Seim, B. (2019). Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy dataset: Political institutions in the long 19th century. Journal of Peace Research, 56(3), 440–451. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343318823866

Popular appearances

All Publications

Popular Article

Dahl, Marianne; Tora Sagård; Haakon Gjerløw & Bintu Zahara Sakor (2019) Twitterrevolusjonens vekst og fall [The Rise and Fall of the Twitter Revolution], Aftenposten, 8 December.

PRIO Policy Brief

Dupuy, Kendra; Haakon Gjerløw; Mohammad Ashraful Haque; Sultan Mahmud; Marte Nilsen & Gudrun Østby (2019) Mapping Education Programmes for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, PRIO Policy Brief, 11. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Gjerløw, Haakon & Jørgen Jensehaugen (2020) Dealing with COVID-19 in the Middle East, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.