Empirical Political Science | University Oldenburg
PhotoI am Full Professor (W3) of Political Science / Political System of Germany at the Social Science Department at the University of Oldenburg. I hold a Dr. rer. pol. from the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin and a MA in Political Science, Public Law and Economic Policy from the University of Münster. My research (Google Scholar, Research Gate, SSRN, ORCID) is focused on political decision making in comparative public policies, political sociology and social science research methods.  Currently I am conducting two research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), one on political oversight and one on the political economy of redistribution (FOR2104).

What's New

I am happy to be part of the scientific Advisory Board of the "Landeswahlkompass Niedersachen". The "Landeswahlkompass Niedersachen" is a Voter Advice Application (VAA) for the State Election Lower Saxony 2017 and is online until 15th Oct.

Landeswahlkompass NDS

DFG Research Group 2104: Working paper on "Expert Advice in Need-based Allocations", with B Kittel and M. Lutz, FOR 2104 Diskussionspapier Nr. 2017-24.

Visiting scholar at Stanford University during the fall term (TEC).

Spokesmen of the Decision Theory Wokring Group ("AK Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie") within the German Political Science Association (DVPW)
Recent publications / accepted / forthcoming:

"Are Future Bureaucrats More Prosocial? A three-game laboratory experiment with students in public administration, business, and law.", with Pieter Vanhuysse, Publlic Administration (Forthcoming).

"Just don't call it tax! Framing in an experiment on voting and redistribution", with Jan Lorenz and Fabian Paetzel, Journal of Experimental Political Science (Forthcoming).

"Information Accuracy in Legislative Oversight: Theoretical Implications and Experimental Evidence", with Michael Stoffel and Susumu Shikano, Rationality and Society (Published online before print).

"Does exposure to stereotype disconfirming politicians reduce the effect of stereotypes on voting? Evidence from seven plagiarism scandals in Germany", with Michael Herrmann, Political Psychology (Published online before print).

Out now from Cambridge University Press: "Experiments in Public Management Research Challenges and Contributions", see Chapter 7 ("Laboratory experiments: Their potential for public management research" with C. Prokop) and Chapter 19 ("Legislative oversight of the bureaucracy: Insights from formal modeling and experimental testing" with S. Shikano and M. Stoffel).

Experiments in Public Management Research Challenges and Contributions

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe
Political Science / Political System of Germany
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Ammerländer Heerstraße 114 - 118
26129 Oldenburg, GER
Phone: +49441798-4563
E-Mail: markus.tepe@uni-oldenburg.de