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Nicholas Charron

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Residency Dates: September 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023


Nicholas Charron

Nicholas Charron is professor of political science and a research fellow at the Quality of Government Institute at the University of Gothenburg. Previously, he was an associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School for two years, and a full-time post-doctoral fellow at the University of Memphis. Charron is the author and co-creator of the European Quality of Government Index (EQI). His research has mainly focused on the causes and consequences of state capacity and corruption, multi-level governance within the EU, public opinion, and electoral behavior.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Charron will work on several ongoing research projects focused on issues concerning corruption, quality of government, gender equality, and democratic accountability in European regions and countries.


  • Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
  • Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Institutional quality, state intervention, and democratic accountability in Europe


Political Science
Regional Studies
Comparative Politics

Areas of Expertise

Quality of Government
Voting Behavior
Regional Governance
Gender and Corruption
European Union
Political Behavior

Select Publications

Bauhr, Monika, and Nicholas Charron. “‘All Hands on Deck’ or Separate Lifeboats? Public Support for European Economic Solidarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of European Public Policy, 2022: 1–27.

Charron, Nicholas, Victor Lapuente, and Andrés Rodríguez‐Pose. “Uncooperative Society, Uncooperative Politics or Both? Trust, Polarization, Populism and Covid‐19 Deaths across European Regions.” European Journal of Political Research, 2022.

Bauhr, Monika, and Nicholas Charron. “Will Women Executives Reduce Corruption? Marginalization and Network Inclusion.” Comparative Political Studies 54, no. 7 (2020): 1292–1322.