Ny ansat: Søren Kølbæk Larsen

Søren Kølbæk Larsen er ny ph.d.-studerende i afdelingen for Offentlig Forvaltning.

07.04.2016 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

My name is Søren Kølbæk Larsen and I am a (relatively) new PhD student in the Public Administration section. I have both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Department of Political Science here at Aarhus University. Until now, one of my great research interests has been the study of how motivation affects individual choice, and how different contexts affects individual motivation.

My PhD project continues this micro-level focus, but with a different topic. The aim of my project is to get a better understanding of how politicians process information signals from society when making budgetary decisions. Previous research has shown that the relationship between information signals and budgetary decisions is disproportionate. Different types of cognitive limitations are often assumed to be causing this, but only limited attention has been given to actual studies of disproportionate information processing at the micro-level. This project seeks to fill this gap in the literature. Peter Bjerre Mortensen and Martin Bækgaard are supervising the project.

I am originally from the Danish equivalent of Las Vegas, Herning, but I have lived in Aarhus for the past 8 years. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, listening to music (especially instrumental music), programming, movies, and every now and then a good craft beer.

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