Dragana Davidovic

Doctoral Student

Department of Political
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Dragana Davidovic


Dragana Davidovic is a PhD candidate affiliated to the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute and the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR). She has a double bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Environmental Science with specialization in Environmental Politics, and a master’s degree in International Administration and Global Governance from the University of Gothenburg.

Areas of interest

She has a broad interest in collective action research and a special interest in climate policy. Her main research interests are public opinion on climate policy and how institutional quality and trust in other people and political institutions impact climate policy support.

Current research

In her dissertation project, she investigates public support for environmental taxes and how institutional quality (QoG) moderates the effects of people’s pro-environmental values and concerns and political-ideological orientations on policy support. This relationship is investigated in her two recent publications:

Davidovic, D. et al. (2020). The contingent effects of environmental concern and ideology: institutional context and people’s willingness to pay environmental taxes. Environmental Politics, 29(4), 674-696.

Davidovic, D. & Harring, N. (2020). Exploring the cross-national variation in public support for climate policies in Europe: The role of quality of government and trust. Energy Research & Social Science, 70, 101785.

Future career

Environmental policy is the field where she wants to pursue her career. After completion of her doctoral programme, she is open to job opportunities in both the academic and policy world, involving work on policy relevant research on climate change and the environment.