Nikolaj Broberg

Research Associate
Nikolaj Broberg is a Research Associate at the Migration Policy Centre (RSCAS, EUI), where he works on the impact of changing migration narratives on public attitudes to migration (E-MINDFUL) and the links between institutions and the role of migrant labour in keeping essential services resilient following crises (Mig-Res-Hub).   Nikolaj obtained his PhD in economics from the EUI under the supervision of Andrea Ichino and Andrea Mattozzi in May 2022.
  • Broberg, Nikolaj, "A Politically Independent Executive Arm? EU Commissioners' Ideological Alignment and Budget Allocation in the European Union", Available at SSRN:
  • Broberg, Nikolaj and Pons, Vincent and Tricaud, Clemence, "The Impact of Campaign Finance Rules on Candidate Selection and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from France", NBER Working Paper No. w29805, Available at NBER:
  • Broberg, Nikolaj and Ludolph, Lars, "Migration and Redistributive Spending: Evidence from Local Authorities in England", Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSC 2021/86, Available at SSRN: or
  • Dinas, Elias and Valentim, Vicente and Broberg, Nikolaj and Franklin, Mark N., "Early Voting Experiences and Habit Formation", Forthcoming at Political Science Research and Methods. Available at SSRN: or

  • Policy publication:

    “Macroeconomic Imbalances, France 2014”, European Economy occasional papers 178, March 2014, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission (Among the main contributors)