Hannu Nurmi profile picture
Political Science


Areas of expertise

voting systems
electoral systems
social choice theory
applied game theory
preference modeling
decision theory


Hannu Nurmi received his doctorate in 1974 at University of Turku, Finland. He was an Associate Professor of Methodology of Social Sciences in University of Turku 1974 - 1995. Thereafter he became the chair holder of Political Science in the same university until his retirement in 2012. During the academic year 1972-73 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1978 Nurmi held a British Academy Wolfson Fellowship at University of Essex and from 1991 till 1996 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in University of Turku. In 1998 he was a Visiting Professor at University of Minnesota. Nurmi was nominated the Academy Professor of Academy of Finland for the period 2003-2008. He is a member of Academia Scientiarum Fennica (the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters) from 1982. From 2008 till 2011 he was the Director of Centre of Excellence in Public Choice Research of University of Turku. From 2012 he is Professor Emeritus in the same university. In May 2018 Åbo Akademi University bestowed the degree of Politices Doctor Honoris Causa upon him. Nurmi is the author or  co-author of 14 scholarly books (the most recent one, Systems, Procedures and Voting Rules in Context: A Primer for Voting Rule Selection, Springer Nature Switzerland 2019, written together with Adiel Teixeira de Almeida and Danielle Costa Morais) and a co-editor of 6 books. He has published well over 200 articles in scholarly outlets ranging from economics, philosophy and political science to operations research and fuzzy systems. Currently Nurmi serves on the editorial board of several journals. He has written referee reports to about 50 different journals. 


voting theory, preference modeling, nonexperimental causal analysis, applied game theory


voting and social choice, applied game theory, preference modeling, nonexperimental causal analysis


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