Patrik Michaelsen


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

About Patrik Michaelsen


Ph.D. from Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg. Postdoc researcher at the Department of Political Science 2023-

Research interest

My main interests are behavioural public policy, environmental politics, and behaviour change. I am curious about how individuals make decisions, and in particular what individuals think about attempts at influencing them. Examples of focus areas in my research are public acceptance for environmental policy interventions, individuals’ experiences of policy interventions (related to ethics and welfare), and how increased transparency about policy interventions such as nudges affect effectiveness and people’s evaluations of them.

Selected works

Michaelsen, P. & Sunstein, C. R. (2023). Default nudges: From people’s experiences to policymaking implications. Palgrave Macmillan. Link

Michaelsen, P. (2023). Transparency and nudging: An overview and methodological critique of empirical investigations. Link