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Markus Tepe



Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Graduiertenkolleg: „Pfade organisatorischer Prozesse“
Garystr. 21
D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: 030/838-57180
Fax: 030/838-57186
Email: pfadkolleg @ wiwiss.fu-berlin.de






Assistant Professor of Positive Political Theory / Political Economy University Oldenburg
Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University

Member of the Doctoral Program "Research on Organizational Paths"

Magister Artium (MA), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Magister-Thesis: Political Economics of Welfare Reform. The Case of Unemployment Benefits and Social Benefits in Germany.

2000 – 2004
Study of Political Science, Public Law and Economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster and the University of Exeter (GB)

Professional Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Economic Education (Münster)
  • Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Political Science (Münster)
  • Internship with Price Waterhouse Coopers (Düsseldorf)
  • Internship with the Federal German Employment Agency at the European Union (Brussels)
  • Internship with the Ministry of Economics Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf)
  • Participant at the Essex Summer School (Essex)


  • Fall 2005 Introduction to Business Administration (Tutorial)

Research Interests:

  • National and International Social Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Public Management


  • 39th Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis & Collection
  • 1st Kiel Institute Summer School "Reforming the Welfare State -Balancing Efficiency and Equity"
  • 16th Annual ECPR Summer School on European Parties and Party Systems, European University Institute, Florence

Book Chapters:

  • Tepe M. 2007. Die Pfadabhängigkeitsthese in der vergleichenden Wohlfahrtsstaatenforschung. ”, in Eds.: D. Wagner, C. Lattemann, S. Kupke, A. Legel: Governance-Theorien oder Governance als Theorie?, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin, Berlin, p.165-181.

Presentations & Working Papers (available upon request):

  • Tepe M., Vanhuysse P. 2008. Educational Business Cycles, Public Choice (i.E.)
  • Tepe M. 2007. Is there a link between preferences for redistribution and pension spending? Paper presented at DVPW Section on Political Economy, Kassel, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2007. Educational Business Cycles. Paper presented at IFO-Dresden Political Economy Workshop, Dresden, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2007. Evaluating public sector efficiency: Data envelopment and stochastic frontier analysis in administrative science. Paper presented FoJuS Nachwuchsorganisation der Sektion Staatslehre und politische Verwaltung der DVPW, Kassel, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2007. On the Path to Gerontocracy? Voting on Old Age Security in OECD countries. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics (SASE), June 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Tepe M. 2007. What makes Stabilization Reform happen? On the Political Economy of Social Expenditure Crisis. Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University, New Haven, USA.
  • Tepe M. 2007. Political business cycles in developed countries: The case of public education in Germany. Paper presented at Verein fuer Socialpolitik Annual Meeting 2007, Munich, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2006. Quasi-irreversibility in the political economy of public pension reforms - A cross country study. Paper presented at European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), 04.-05. November 2006, Berlin, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2006. Some empirics on the concept of path dependence in comparative welfare politics. Paper presented at the German Political Science Association (DVPW), FoJuS Panel, 28.-29. September 2006, Münster, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2006. Some empirics on the concept of path dependence in comparative welfare politics. Paper presented at the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) Conference, Research Seminar, 4.-5. September 2006, Milan, Italy.
  • Tepe M. 2006. Individual preferences for old age pensions. Evidence form the International Social Survey Program. Paper presented at the "FNA Graduiertenkolloquium der Deutschen Rentenversicherung", 6.-7.July 2006, Berlin, Germany.
  • Tepe M. 2006. "Die Pfadabhängigkeitsthese in der vergleichenden Wohlfahrtsstaatenforschung." Paper presented at the Graduate School of Modern Governance, 23.-24. March, 2006 Potsdam, Germany.

Invited Reviewer for:

  • Public Choice