Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Benjamin Carl Krag
Assistant professor

Room: POR/24.A-2.53
E-mail: bcke.egb@cbs.dk
Benjamin Egerod

I am an assistant professor (tenure track) at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business. My research examines the various roles that money plays in politics, with an emphasis on how individual firms engage in the political process. I am particularly interested in the role that social connections to politicians play in corporate lobbying. A large part of my research examines interactions between firms and the bureaucracy.

In my research, I draw on quantitative methods, and I have a strong focus on research design and quasi-experimental methods. Since most of the interactions I am interested in are extremely difficult to observe, I work with non-traditional forms of data (e.g. text), and often leverage data science techniques to analyze them.

My dissertation on the so-called revolving door between the US Congress and the private sector received the 2018/19 Stigler Dissertation Award. Additionally, I am a Stigler Junior Fellow at the Stigler Center, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.


Primary research areas
  • The political economy of domestic governing institutions
  • The role of money and business in politics
  • Political connections and lobbying
  • Bureaucratic rule-making and regulatory enforcement
  • American politics
  • Research design, causal inference, quantitative methods


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Benjamin Egerod; Hai Tran / Extremists Not on Board : Labor Market Costs to Radical Behavior in Elected Office.
In: Journal of Politics, Vol. 85, No. 3, 7.2023, p. 1161-1165
Journal article > peer review
Benjamin Egerod; Joshua McCrain / Lobbyists into Government
In: Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2023, p. 403-435
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Benjamin Egerod / The Revolving Door and Regulatory Enforcement : Firm-level Evidence on Tax Rates and Tax Audits.
In: The Journal of Politics, 19.7.2023
Journal article > peer review
Benjamin Egerod; Mogens Kamp Justesen / Asset Specificity, Corporate Protection and Trade Policy : Firm-level Evidence from Antidumping Petitions in Nineteen Jurisdictions.
In: British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2022, 10 p., p. 1472-1481
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Benjamin Egerod; Wiebke Marie Junk / Competitive Lobbying in the Influence Production Process and the Use of Spatial Econometrics in Lobbying Research
In: Public Choice, Vol. 191, No. 1-2, 4.2022, p. 193-215
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Benjamin Egerod / The Lure of the Private Sector : Career Prospects Affect Selection Out of Congress.
In: Political Science Research and Methods, Vol. 10, No. 4, 10.2022, p. 722-738
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Benjamin Egerod; Martin Larsen / Can Citizens Set City Policy? : Evidence from a Decentralized Welfare State.
In: Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 57, No. 4, 7.2021, p. 1178-1195
Journal article > peer review
Anne Rasmussen; Nicholas Buhmann-Holmes; Benjamin Egerod / The Executive Revolving Door : New Dataset on the Career Moves of Former Danish Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.
In: Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 44, No. 4, 12.2021, p. 487-502
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Benjamin C.K. Egerod; Robert Klemmensen / Scaling Political Positions from Text : Assumptions, Methods and Pitfalls.
In: The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations. Volume 1. ed. /Luigi Curini; Robert Franzese. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 498-521
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Benjamin Carl Krag Egerod; Mogens Kamp Justesen / Capital Mobility, Corporate Protection, and Trade Policy
Paper presented at American Political Science Association, APSA Annual Meeting 2017, 2017
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