I'm a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Muenster, Germany. Before joining WWU Muenster, I worked as a doctoral researcher at the University of Marburg (M.A. Political Science, Ph.D. Economics) and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bremen's research center "Transformations of the State" (SFB 597), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). My research focuses on various subfields of Political Economy as a multidisciplinary research field and has been published in the American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Constitutional Political Economy, European Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Socio-Economics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and other social science journals and books.

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Political Economy: The Relationship between Politics and the Economy

Public Policy Analysis (esp. Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy, Education Policy)

The Behavior of Politicians, Interest Groups, and Citizens

Governance Research: Tools of Government / Forms of Governance


Mause, Karsten (2020). Political Economy. In: Alain Marciano & Giovanni B. Ramello (Eds.): Encyclopedia of Law & Economics. 2nd edition. New York: Springer, forthcoming PDF

Geys, Benny & Mause, Karsten (2020). Politicians. In: Alain Marciano & Giovanni B. Ramello (Eds.): Encyclopedia of Law & Economics. 2nd edition. New York: Springer, forthcoming PDF

Mause, Karsten (2019). Governing Public-Private Partnerships: The Problem of Low-Cost Decisions. Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development 3(2): 261-270 PDF

Mause, Karsten (2018). Governing the Market for Sovereign Bailouts. In: Giuseppe Eusepi & Richard E. Wagner (Eds.): Debt Default and Democracy. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 17-35.

Mause, Karsten & Gröteke, Friedrich (2017). The Economic Approach to European State Aid Control: A Politico-Economic Analysis. Journal of Industry, Competition & Trade 17(2): 185-201 PDF

Geys, Benny & Mause, Karsten (2016). The Limits of Electoral Control: Evidence from Last-Term Politicians. Legislative Studies Quarterly 41(4): 873-898 PDF

Höfer, Dennis & Mause, Karsten (2015). Public Events as Public Bads. Homo Oeconomicus - Journal of Behavioral & Institutional Economics 32(3/4): 401-426 PDF

Crössmann, Katharina & Mause, Karsten (2015). Rail Subsidisation in the European Union: An Issue Beyond Left and Right?. Comparative European Politics 13(4): 471-492 PDF

Geys, Benny & Mause, Karsten (2014). Are Female Legislators Different? Exploring Sex Differences in German MPs' Outside Interests. Parliamentary Affairs 67(4): 841-865 PDF

Mause, Karsten (2014). Self-Serving Legislators? An Analysis of the Salary-Setting Institutions of 27 EU Parliaments. Constitutional Political Economy 25(2): 154-176 PDF

Geys, Benny & Mause, Karsten (2013). Moonlighting Politicians: A Survey and Research Agenda. Journal of Legislative Studies 19(1): 76-97 PDF

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