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'm on sabbatical leave during the Winter Semester 2016/17. Visiting scholar at Stanford University during the fall term (TEC).

The BIGSSS Academic Council appointed me as a member of the BIGSSS Faculty.

Recent publications / forthcoming:

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

"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 Palgrave Macmillan"The State as Employer. Transformations of Public Sector Employment Regimes", with  Karin Gottschall, Karin, Bernhard Kittel, Kendra Briken, Jan-Ocko Heuer, Sylvia Hils and Sebastian Streb, Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan.


New SSRN Papers:

"Taking Social Policy Personally: Personality Traits and Welfare Attitudes Across Contexts of Social Need and Regime Socialization" (available at SSRN)

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