Empirical Political Science | University Oldenburg


Research Projects



Titel Results of Municipal Elections in Lower Saxony from 1996 to 2017
Abstract The primary component of this venture is the production of a data set, which is presented in the form of a census of the municipal elections in Lower Saxony for the entire investigation period, and the connection of the results with social, cultural and economic characteristics of the communities.
Principal Investigator Markus Tepe (University of Oldenburg)
Funding Insitution Ministry for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony (MWK)

Titel Need-based justice, uncertainty and expertise (FOR2104)
Abstract Drawing on the Meltzer-Richard model of voting on redistribution, this project explores the mediating role of external expertise in  collective decision making.
Principal Investigator Markus Tepe (University of Oldenburg)
Dagmar Borchers
(University of Bremen)
Funding Insitution German Research Foundation (DFG)

Titel Political Oversight of the Ministerial Bureaucracy from the Perspective of Principal-Agent-Theory
Abstract The goal of this project is to formalize the impact of different institutional designs of the delegation relationship between politicians and ministerial bureaucrats based on the principal-agent theory and to examine the empirical validity of these models in series of laboratory experiments.
Principal Investigator Markus Tepe (University of Oldenburg)
Susumu Shikano (University of Konstanz)
Funding Insitution German Research Foundation (DFG)

Completed Projects

Titel Lab-in-the-Field Experiments
Abstract In this project a mobile computer laboratory is used for series of incentivized measurement experiments.
Principal Investigator Markus Tepe (University of Oldenburg)
Funding Insitution Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (FTS)