Lina M. Eriksson

Lina M. Eriksson

Visiting Student Researcher at The Europe Center, 2015-2016

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA  94305-6165

Research Interests

The Political Economy of Natural Disasters: Legitimacy and Accountability in the Management of Natural Disasters; Exogenous Shocks and Retrospective Voting.


Lina M. Eriksson is a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher from the Department of Government at Uppsala University and the Center for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS), Sweden. Ms. Eriksson is visiting the Europe Center for 9 months, September 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016, to work under the supervision of Jens Hainmueller. Ms. Eriksson holds an MA in Ethnic Conflicts and Conflict Resolutions, Asylum Immigration and Integration from University of Waterloo, Canada and an MSc in Political Sciences, Economics and International Development from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden. At the moment, she is working on her dissertation entitled Natural Disasters and National Politics. The focus of her dissertation concerns two natural disasters and three sequential elections. The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the 2005 Storm Gudrun and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Swedish Parliamentary Elections. The overall aim of her dissertation is to investigate accountability in regards to the crises management of these two natural disasters and, specifically, if it has occurred in the form of reduced vote support for the 2006 Social democratic incumbent.