Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe

+49 441 798-4563

A06 3-317


Petra Oetken-Brinkmann

+49 441 798-4964

+49 441 798-2631

A06 4-416

Research Training Group SEAS


Center for Digital Innovations
Lower Saxony

Political System of Germany

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On the following pages, you can learn more about the group and about its teaching and research focus.


Project in the PRO*Niedersachsen program successful
In the research project "Intelligent Self-Service Systems in the Local Administration of Lower Saxony" Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe and Dr. Christine Prokop, in cooperation with OFFIS and the City of Oldenburg, are investigating the question of how intelligent self-service systems can be integrated into the local administration in such a way that citizens accept and appreciate them. The project is funded from October 2020 to September 2023 by the "PRO*Niedersachsen" program of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science (MWK).

Dear students, If you would like to write a qualifying thesis (BA/MA) in the work group PolSys this semester, please sign in the colloquium of Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe.

This summer semester Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe is in a research semester. You can reach Prof. Dr. Tepe in his video conference on Tuesday from 14-15 o'clock (registration via StudIP). 

We congratulate Dr. Christine Prokop warmly to the successful completion of her doctorate.

Center for Digital Innovations Lower Saxony (ZDIN): Markus Tepe is a new member of the Center for Digital Innovations Lower Saxony (ZDIN). There he represents the area of policy research and behavior-oriented administrative science.

Paper accepted. Jankowski, Michael, Christine Prokop and Markus Tepe 2020. Representative Bureaucracy and Public Hiring Preferences. Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment among German Municipal Civil Servants and Private Sector Employees, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (online first)

Panel on "Behavioral consequences of AI, big data and algorithmic decision-making in public services" Chairs: Christine Prokop & Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen. Call for Papers for the ECPR General Conference, held in Innsbruck/Austria, 26-28 August 2020.

Christine Prokop will be presenting joint work with Markus Tepe “The causal effect of digital interaction, stigma and service failure on clients’ satisfaction with routinized public services” at the IRSPM 2020 Conference in Tampere/Finnland.

Online Before Print: Linhart, Eric, Michael Jankowski and Markus Tepe 2020. Keep it simple! German voters’ limited competence to evaluate electoral systems’ functions. German Politics (online first).

Online Before Print: Tepe, Markus and Pieter Vanhuysse 2019. Taking Social Policy Personally: How Does Neuroticism Affect Welfare State Attitudes? Social Policy & Administration (online first).

Recently published:  Jankowski, Michael, Christina-Marie Juen, Florian Erlbruch und Markus Tepe 2019. NieKom. Eine neue Datenbasis für die kommunale Wahl- und Policyforschung in Niedersachsen. dms - der moderne staat 12(2): 465-471.

Fk. I Geobschwpäftsrp/stelle ( (Changed: 2020-07-28)