Johan Christensen's research focuses on the role of experts and expertise in public policy-making, both at the national and European levels.
Johan Christensen is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Administration. His research focuses on the role of experts and expertise in public policy-making, both at the national and European levels. His first book “The Power of Economists within the State” is published by Stanford University Press in 2017.
Christensen received his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in 2013. Before joining the Institute, he was a postdoctoral fellow in sociology and organizational studies at Stanford University.
Christensen is currently teaching courses on international public administration.
He is also a co-director of the project “EUREX: Expertization of public inquiry commissions in a Europeanized administrative order” based at the University of Oslo.
- Christensen J. & Hesstvedt S. (2019), Expertization or greater representation? Evidence from Norwegian advisory commissions, European Politics and Society 20(1): 83-100.
- Christensen J. & Serrano Velarde K. (2019), The role of advisory commissions in the emergence of cross-cutting policy issues: comparing innovation policy in Norway and Germany, European Politics and Society 20(1): 49-65.
- Christensen J. & Yesilkagit A.K. (2018), International public administrations: a critique, Journal of European Public Policy .
- Christensen J. (2018), Economic knowledge and the scientization of policy advice, POLICY SCIENCES 51(3): 291-311.
- Christensen J. (2018), Economists in Government Bureaucracies. In: Byrkjeflot H., Engelstad F. (Eds.) Bureaucracy and Society in Transition: Comparative Perspectives. Comparative Social Research no. 33: Emerland Publishing. 139-156.
- Christensen J. & Holst C. (2017), Advisory commissions, academic expertise and democratic legitimacy: the case of Norway, SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY 44(6): 821-833.
- Christensen J., Bekerom P.E.A. van den & Voet J. van der (2017), Representative Bureaucracy and Specialist Knowledge in the European Commission., Public Administration 95(2): 450–467.
- Christensen J., Gornitzka Å. & Holst C. (2017), Knowledge regimes in the Nordic countries. In: Knutsen O. (Ed.) The Nordic Models in Political Science: Challenged, but Still Viable?. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget. 239-254.
- Christensen J. (2017), The Power of Economists within the State. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
- Christensen Johan (2015), Recruitment and Expertise in the European Commission, WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS 38(3): 649-678.
- Christensen J. (2015), The Organization of Professional Expertise in the European Commission, Politics and Governance 3(1): 13-25.
- Christensen J. (2013), Bureaucracies, Neoliberal Ideas, and Tax Reform in New Zealand and Ireland, GOVERNANCE-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICY ADMINISTRATION AND INSTITUTIONS 26(4): 563-584.
- Christensen Johan (2012), Bringing the bureaucrats back in: neo-liberal tax reform in New Zealand, Journal of Public Policy 32(2): 141-168.
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