Below is a list of publications and working papers, which use the WhoGov data:


Bokobza, Laure, Suthan Krishnarajan, Jacob Nyrup, Casper Sakstrup, and Aaskoven Lasse. "The Morning After: Cabinet Instability and the Purging of Ministers after Failed Coup Attempts in Autocracies." Forthcoming in The Journal of Politics (2021).

Falisse, Jean-Benoît, Robert Macdonald, Thomas Molony, and Paul Nugent. "Why have so many African leaders died of COVID-19?." BMJ global health 6, no. 5 (2021)

Dahl, Malte, and Jacob Nyrup. "Confident and cautious candidates: Explaining under‐representation of women in Danish municipal politics." European Journal of Political Research 60, no. 1 (2021): 199-224.

Working papers

Kavasoglu, Berker. Opposition Parties and Elite Co-optation in Electoral Autocracies. V-Dem Working Paper 120 (2021).

Mechkova, Valeriya. 2021. Women Leaders: Exploring the Effects of the Chief Executive Gender on Budget Composition in Comparative Perspective

Bokobza, Laure, and Jacob Nyrup. 2021. The rise of authoritarian multiparty governments.

Nyrup, Jacob. 2020. The myth of the benevolent autocrat? Internal constraints, external constraints and economic development in autocracies.

Jacob Nyrup, Hikaru Yamagishi, and Stuart Bramwell. 2020. Figurines and Doyennes: The selection of female ministers in autocracies and democracies.


The Washington Post/The Monkey Cage. 2021. Janet Yellen will be the first female treasury secretary in U.S. Why are so few women in top economic posts?

L'Express. 2020. De plus en plus de femmes ministres : oui, mais...

Mandag Morgen. 2020. Europas magthavere er historisk unge.