Empirical Political Science | University Oldenburg

Articles in Refereed Journals

"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).

"An Ideological Alternative? Analyzing AfD Candidates’ Ideal Points via Blackbox Scaling", with Michael Jankowski and Sebastian Schneider, Party Politics  (Published online before print)

"In public servants we trust? A behavioral experiment on public service motivation and trust among students of public administration, business sciences and law", Public Management Review 
18 (4), 508–538.

"Rationales Wählen in Mehrparteiensystemen mit Koalitionsregierungen. Eine laborexperimentelle Untersuchung" (Rational Voting in Multi-Party Systems with Coalition Governments. A Laboratory Experimental Study), with Eric Linhart,  Politische Vierteljahresschrift 56(1): 44-76.

"A Vote at the Opera? The Political Economy of Public Theatres and Orchestras in the German States", with Pieter Vanhuysse, European Journal of Political Economy 36, 254–273.

"Parties, Unions, and Activation Strategies: The Context-Dependent Politics of Active Labor Market Policy Spending", with Pieter Vanhuysse, Political Studies 61 (3), 480-504.

"Sicher ist sicher? Ein laborexperimenteller Vergleich der Risikopräferenzen von Studierenden der öffentlichen Verwaltung mit Studierenden der Wirtschafts- und der Rechtswissenschaften" (Safe is safe? A behavioral experiment on risk attitudes and risk behavior among students of public administration, business sciences and law) with Christine Prokop, Verwaltung und Management 19 (6), 302-312 (without peer-review).

"Cops for Hire? The Political Economy of Police Employment in the German States", with Pieter Vanhuysse, Journal of Public Policy 33(2): 165-199.

"Für die Kleinen ist uns nichts zu teuer? Kindergartengebühren und ihre Determinanten in Deutschlands 95 bevölkerungsreichsten Städten zwischen 2007 und 2010" (Nothing too expensive for the kids? Kindergarten fees and their determinants in Germany’s  95 most populous cities between 2007 and 2010), with Achim Goerres, der moderne staat (dms) 6(1): 169-190.


"Doing it for the Kids? The Determinants of Attitudes towards Public Childcare in Unified Germany", with Achim Goerres, Journal of Social Policy 41(2): 349-372.

"Positionen, Fraktionen und Mandate. Eine Anwendung der quantitativen Textanalyse auf die Kurzbiographien der Abgeordneten des 17. Deutschen Bundestages" (Positions, Factions and Mandates. Applying Quantitative Text Analysis to Self-Reported Biographical Notes from the Members of the 17th German Bundestag), with Kamil Marcinkiewicz, mda - Methoden, Daten, Analysen 6(2):  99- 132.

"Outsourcing legislative responsibility? An explorative study on purchasing legal advice in the German law drafting process", with Sebastian Streb, German Policy Studies 8(1): 3-42.

"Politische Positionen in Abgeordnetenbiographien. Eine quantitative Textanalyse der Kurzbiographien aus Kürschners Volkshandbuch für den 8. und 17. Deutschen Bundestag" (Policy positions in MPs’ biographies. A quantitative text analysis of MPs’ short biographies), with Kamil Marcinkiewicz, ZPB - Zeitschrift für Politikberatung, Policy Advice and Political Consulting 5(2): 51-63.

"The Public/Private Sector Cleavage Revisited. The impact of government employment on political attitudes and behavior in eleven West European countries", Public Administration 90(1): 230–261.

"Dr. Right and Dr. Wrong: Zum Einfluss des Doktortitels auf den Wahlerfolg von Direktkandidaten bei der Bundestagswahl 2009" (Dr. Right and Dr. Wrong: The Impact of a PhD Title on the Electoral Success of Direct Candidates in the German Federal Election 2009), with Sebastian Schneider, Politische Vierteljahresschrift 52 (2): 248-285.

"A Structural Fit between States and Markets? Public Administration  Regimes and Market Economy  Models in the OECD", with Karin Gottschall and Bernhard Kittel, Socio-Economic Review 8 (4): 653 - 684.

"Who Cuts Back an When? The Politics of Delays in Social Expenditure Cutbacks, 1980-2005", with Pieter Vanhuysse, West European Politics 33 (6): 1214 - 1240.

"Elderly Bias, New Social Risks, and Social Spending: Investigating Change and Timing in Eight Programs Across Four Worlds of Welfare, 1980-2003", with Pieter Vanhuysse, Journal of European Social Policy 20 (3): 217-234.

"Age-based Self-Interest, Intergenerational Solidarity and the Welfare State. A comparative analysis of older people's attitudes towards public childcare in 12 OECD countries", with Achim Goerres, European Journal of Political Research 49 (6): 818 - 851.

"Lukrativer Staatsdienst? Lohndifferenzen zwischen öffentlichem Dienst und Privatwirtschaft" (Wage differential between public and private sector employees. An empirical analysis using the GSOEP), with Daniela Kroos, WSI Mitteilungen (peer reviewed article section) 1/2010.

"Are Aging OECD Welfare States on the Path to the Politics of Gerontocracy? Evidence from 18 Democracies, 1980 - 2002", with Pieter Vanhuysse, Journal of Public Policy 29(1): 1-28.

"Educational Business Cycles. The Political Economy of Teacher Hiring across German States, 1992-2004“, with Pieter Vanhuysse, Public Choice 139: 61-82.

"Vom Können und Wollen der privaten Altervorsorge. Eine empirische Analyse zur Inanspruchnahme der Riester-Rente auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels" (On the ability and willingness to use private pension plans. An empirical analysis of Riester-Pension-Plan take up using the GSOEP), with Wolfram Lamping, Zeitschrift für Sozialreform (ZSR), 55 (4): 409-430.

"Zur Reputations- und Performanzmessung politikwissenschaftlicher Institute in Deutschland" (On measuring the reputation and performance of political science departments in Germany), with Sebastian Schneider, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 19 (4): 581-608.

“Marktwirtschaftsmodelle und öffentliche Beschäftigungsregimes in der OECD” (Market Economy Models and Public Employment Regimes in the OECD), with Karin Gottschall & Bernhard Kittel, der moderne staat (dms) 1(2): 377-397.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

"Social Heterogeneity and Choice Failure under Condorcet and Borda", with Michael Jankowski, Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie 10, Wiesbaden: Springer VS,
pp 143-166.

"Legislative oversight of the bureaucracy: Insights from formal modeling and experimental testing" with S. Shikano and M. Stoffel, in O. James, S. Jilke and G. Van Ryzin: Experiments in Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).

"Laboratory experiments: Their potential for public management research" with C. Prokop, in O. James, S. Jilke and G. Van Ryzin: , Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).

"Bundestagskandidaten und ihre Einstellung zur Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise" with Sebastian H. Schneider, in  H. Giebler and A. Wagner: Wirtschaft, Krise und Wahlverhalten, Baden-Baden: NOMOS,
pp. 267-300.

"The Competing State: Transformation of the Public/Private Sector Earnings Gap in Four Countries", with B. Kittel and K. Gottschall, in  S. Schneider and H. Rothgang: State Transformations in OECD Countries. Dimensions, Driving Forces, and Trajectories. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41-65..

"Shared Values for a European Administrative Identity? A cross-national analysis of government employees’ Basic Human Values" with J. Brachem, in  F. Sager and P. Overeem: The European Public Servant. A shared administrative identity? ECPR Press, London: Routledge
pp. 245-272.


"Accelerating Smaller Cutbacks to Delay Larger Ones? The Politics of Timing and Alarm Bells in OECD Pension Generosity Retrenchment", with Pieter Vanhuysse, in P. Vanhuysse and A. Goerres: Ageing Populations in Post-industrial Democracies: Comparative Studies of Politics and Policies. London: Routledge (ECPR studies in European Political Science), 
pp. 127-144

"The Family and the Welfare State: The Impact of Public Provision for Families on Young People's Demand for Public Childcare Across 21 Nations", with Achim Goerres, in P. Vanhuysse and A. Goerres: Ageing Populations in Post-industrial Democracies: Comparative Studies of Politics and Policies. London: Routledge (ECPR studies in European Political Science), pp 178-205

"Die Pfadabhängigkeitsthese in der vergleichenden Wohlfahrtsstaatenforschung. Eine explorative Clusteranalyse”, in D. Wagner, C. Lattemann and S. Kupke, A. Legel: Governance-Theorien oder Governance als Theorie? Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin, Berlin, pp.165-181.


"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.


"Regimes, institutions and temporality in the political economy of welfare reform"
Freie Uniiverstät Berlin (elektronische Dissertation)

Working Papers

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