Articles in Refereed Journals


"Multidimensional preference for technology risk regulation. The role of political beliefs, technology attitudes, and national innovation cultures" with Sebastian Hemesath, Regulation & Governance (online first).


"Prioritizing Exceptional Social Needs. Experimental Evidence on the Role of Discrimination and Client Deservingness in Public Employees’ and Citizens’ Discretionary Behavior" with Brian Dietrich, Michael Jankowski and Kai-Uwe Schnapp, Public Policy and Administration (online first).

"Voting Against Parties: Populist Attitudes, Party Supply, and Support for Non-Partisan Actors" with Michael Jankowski and Christina-Marie Juen, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties (online first).

"Electoral System Preferences of Citizens Compared: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom" with Eric Linhart and Michael Jankowski, European Political Science Review (online first).

"Did that AI just Charge me a Fine? Citizens’ Perceptions of AI-based Discretion in Public Administration" with Saja Aljuneidi, Wilko Heuten and Susanne Boll, Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT '23) 57–67. 

"Framing the approval to test self-driving cars on public roads. The effect of safety and competitiveness on citizens’ agreement", with Sebastian Hemesath, Technology in Society  72: 102177.


"The rich-to-poor vaccine donation game: When will self-interested countries donate their surplus vaccines during pandemics?"  with Adam Lampert, Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan, and Pieter Vanhuysse, communications medicine 2, 107.  

"Talk or Type? The Effect of Digital Interfaces on Citizens’ Satisfaction with Standardized Public Services" with Christine Prokop, Public Administration 100(2): 427-443.

"Keep it simple! German voters’ limited competence to evaluate electoral systems’ functions" with Eric Linhart and Michael Jankowski, German Politics 31(4): 579-601.

"How stable are ‘left’ and ‘right’? A morphological analysis using open-ended survey responses of parliamentary candidates" with Michael Jankowski and Sebastian Schneider, Party Politics (online first, open access).

"Administrative Delegation Revisited. Experimental Evidence on the Behavioral Consequences of Public Service Motivation and Risk Aversion" with Susumu Shikano, Michael Jankowski, and Maximilian Lutz, International Review of Administrative Sciences (online first, open access).

"Public sector honesty and corruption: Field evidence from 40 countries" with Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan and Omer Yair, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 32(2): 310-325.

"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  28(1): 127-136.


"Who wants COVID-19 Vaccination to be Compulsory? The Impact of Party Cues, Left-Right Ideology and Populism" with Christina-Marie Juen,  Michael Jankowski, Robert A. Huber, Torren Frank and Leena Maaß, Politics (online first, open access).

"Vaccine Alliance Building Blocks: A Conjoint Experiment on Popular Support for International COVID-19 Cooperation Formats" with Pieter Vanhuysse and Michael Jankowski, Policy Sciences 54(3): 493-506.

"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 74(4): 1052-1066. [Replication Material]

 "Efficiency Loss and Support for Income Redistribution. Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment" with Fabian Paetzel, Jan Lorenz, and Maximilian Lutz, Rationality & Society 33(3): 313-340.

"Deciding how to decide on public goods provision: The role of instrumental vs. intrinsic motives" with Philipp Harms, Claudia Landwehr and Maximilian Lutz, Research & Politics (open access).

"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 52 (1): 59-77.


"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 30(4): 596–618. [Replication Material]

"Taking Social Policy Personally: How Does Neuroticism Affect Welfare State Attitudes?" with Pieter Vanhuysse, Social Policy & Administration 54(5): 699-718.

"Do future bureaucrats punish more? The Effect of PSM and studying Public Administration on Contributions and Punishment in a Public Goods Game", with Christine Prokop, International Public Management Journal 23(1): 84-112.


"NieKom. Eine neue Datenbasis für die kommunale Wahl- und Policyforschung in Niedersachsen", with Jankowski, Michael, Christina-Marie Juen and Florian Erlbruch, der moderne staat (dms) 12(2): 465-471. [Supporting Material]

"Welches Wahlsystem wollen die Wähler? Evidenz von einem Conjoint-Experiment", with Michael Jankowski and Eric Linhart Politische Vierteljahresschrift 60(2): 221–243.

"To Adapt or to Defend? Comparing Position Shifts among Bundestag Candidates between 2013 and 2017",  with Michael Jankowski and Sebastian Schneider West European Politics 42(4): 895-913.


"Transparency diminishes framing-effects in voting on redistribution: Some experimental evidence", with Fabian Paetzel and Jan Lorenz, European Journal of Political Economy  55: 169-184.

"Are future bureaucrats more risk averse? The effect of studying public administration and PSM on risk preferences", with Christine Prokop, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 28(2): 182-196.

"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 39(2): 303-324.


"Are Future Bureaucrats More Prosocial?", with Pieter Vanhuysse, Publlic Administration 95(4): 957–975.

"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 4(3): 183-194. [Replication Material]

"Information Accuracy in Legislative Oversight: Theoretical Implications and Experimental Evidence", with Michael Stoffel and Susumu Shikano, Rationality and Society 29(2): 226-254.

"An Ideological Alternative? Analyzing AfD Candidates’ Ideal Points via Blackbox Scaling", with Michael Jankowski and Sebastian Schneider, Party Politics  23(6): 704-716.


"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", 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", 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" , 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", 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" , 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" , 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", 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", with Wolfram Lamping, Zeitschrift für Sozialreform (ZSR), 55 (4): 409-430.

"Zur Reputations- und Performanzmessung politikwissenschaftlicher Institute in Deutschland", with Sebastian Schneider, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 19 (4): 581-608.


“Marktwirtschaftsmodelle und öffentliche Beschäftigungsregimes in der OECD”, with Karin Gottschall & Bernhard Kittel, der moderne staat (dms) 1(2): 377-397.

Contributions to Edited Volumes


"The Political Recognition of Needs" with Nils Springhorn, in B. Kittel & S. Traub (Eds.) Priority of Needs? An Informed Theory of Need-based Justice (scheduled for 2023)


"Experimentelle Methoden" with Michael Jankowski, in G. Wenzelburger and R. Zohlnhöfer (Eds.) Handbuch für Policy-Forschung (2nd Edition), Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 1-28.

"The welfare state as employer" with Karin Gottschall, in D. Béland, S. Liebfried, K. J. Morgan, H. Obinger and C. Pierson: The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State (2nd Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press pp. 473-491.

"Repeated Response versus Strategy Method. Experimental Evidence from an Oversight Game", with Maximilian Lutz and Susumu Shikano, Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie. Band 12, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


"Collective Decisions on Need-based Distribution: A Political Science Perspective", with Frank Nullmeier, Tanja Pritzlaff and Kai Uwe Schnapp, in  B. Kittel and S. Traub: Distributional Justice: An Inter-disciplinary Perspective. Heidelberg: Springer.


"...Deutschland eben." Eine Analyse zur Interpretation des Begriffs "rechts" durch Bundestagskandidaten auf Grundlage von Structural Topic Models,with Michael Jankowski and Sebastian Schneider. In M. Steinbrecher, E. Bytzek und U. Rosar: Identität, Identifikation, Ideologie. Analysen zu politischen Einstellungen und politischem Verhalten in Deutschland. Heidelberg: Springer VS pp. 141-179.


"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 pp. 394-414.

"Laboratory experiments: Their potential for public management research" with C. Prokop, in O. James, S. Jilke and G. Van Ryzin: Experiments in Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press   pp. 139-164.


"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.



Sauermann, J., Tepe, M.,  Debus, M. (2022) Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie. Band 12: Heidelberg: Springer.


Debus, M., Sauermann, J., Tepe, M. (2019) Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie. Band 11: Heidelberg: Springer.



"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 (e-Dissertation)

Book Reviews


"Vigoda-Gadot, Eran, & Vashdi, R. Dana. (2020) Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Management and Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar", dms - der moderne staat 2/2021.