Professor | Political System | University Oldenburg

Markus TepeWelcome, and thanks for stopping by.

I am a Professor 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 Berlin, and a MA in Political Science, Public Law and Economic Policy from the University of Münster. Currently, I am Vice-Chair of the German Political Science Association (GPSA), and one of the spokespersons of the GPSA Working Group on Decision Theory.

My research focuses on political decision-making in comparative public policies, behavioral public administration, political sociology, and social science research methods (ORCID, Scopus, Google Scholar, Research Gate, SSRN).


I am very pleased to have been elected to the Board of the German Political Science Association (GPSA) as Vice-Chair, together with Diana Panke (Chair) and Claudia Ritzi (Vice-Chair). We are looking forward to this new task. Further information on the board elections can be found here.

Research proposal entitled “Who should get the vaccine first? How do COVID-19 vaccine allocation regimes affect citizens' global vs. national identities and priority preferences” has been approved by the Volkswagen Foundation. The project will be implemented in cooperation with Pieter Vanhuysse from the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It will receive funding for the next 1,5 years.

Research proposal on "Smart Self-Service Systems in the Municipal Administration" has been approved by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK Nds.). The project will be implemented in cooperation with OFFIS Oldenburg and the City of Oldenburg. It will receive funding for the next three years.

Recent publications

"How stable are ‘left’ and ‘right’? A morphological analysis using open-ended survey responses of parliamentary candidates"with Michael Jankowski and Sebastian Schneider, Party Politics (accepted).

"Who wants COVID-19 Vaccination to be Compulsory? The Impact of Party Cues, Left-Right Ideology and Populism" with Christina-Marie Juen, Michael Jankowski, Robert A. Huber, Torren Frank and Leena Maaß, Politics (accepted)

"Public sector honesty and corruption: Field evidence from 40 countries" with Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan and Omer Yair, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (online first, open access).

"Vaccine Alliance Building Blocks: A Conjoint Experiment on Popular Support for International COVID-19 Cooperation Formats" with Pieter Vanhuysse and Michael Jankowski, Policy Sciences (online first, open access)

"Efficiency Loss and Support for Income Redistribution. Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment" with Fabian Paetzel, Jan Lorenz and Maximilian Lutz, Rationality & Society (online first, open access).

"Deciding how to decide on public goods provision: The role of instrumental vs. intrinsic motives" with Philipp Harms, Claudia Landwehr and Maximilian Lutz, Research & Politics (online first, open access).

"Talk or Type? The Effect of Digital Interfaces on Citizens’ Satisfaction with Standardized Public Services" with Christine Prokop, Public Administration (online first, open access)

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