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Residency Dates: March 1 - June 30, 2018


Jens Blom-Hansen

Jens Blom-Hansen is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark, where he earned his Master’s and PhD degrees in Political Science. He has previously served as Head of section at the Danish Ministry of Interior Affairs (1990-92) and at the Danish Ministry of Finance (1992-96). His field of research is European politics and intergovernmental relations.

During his stay at CES, Jens will explore the central role of the European Commission in the making of EU regulation. His project investigates how Europe meets pressing concerns such as regulation of the financial sector, influx of refugees from the Middle East, Brexit, food safety, and environmental protection. The project seeks to understand what motivates the Commission’s regulatory proposals.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

The Core of the Union: The EU Commission and the Regulation of Europe


Political Science

Areas of Expertise

  • European Union Politics
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Public Administration