Professor | Political System | University Oldenburg
Markus TepeI 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 (FU) Berlin and a MA in Political Science, Public Law and Economic Policy from the University of Münster. My research  focuses on political decision making in comparative public policies, behavioral public administration, political sociology and social science research methods (Google Scholar, Research Gate, SSRN, ORCID).


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 / accepted for publication

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

"Abstiegserfahrungen in der Kommune und der Aufstieg Unabhängiger Wählergemeinschaften. Neue Befunde aus einem Mehrebenen-Kommunalwahlpanel" with Christina-Marie Juen and Michael Jankowski, Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen (accepted)

"Merit, Luck and Taxes. Societal Reward Rules, Self-Interest and Ideology in a Real-Effort Voting Experiment" with Pieter Vanhuysse and Maximilian Lutz, Political Research Quarterly (online first, open access).

"The Impact of Anti-Establishment Parties on the Electoral Success of Independent Local Lists. Evidence from Germany" with Michael Jankowski and Christina-Marie Juen, Party Politics  (online first, open access).

Representative Bureaucracy and Public Hiring Preferences. Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment among German Municipal Civil Servants and Private Sector Employees" with Michael Jankowski and Christine Prokop, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (online first).

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