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Research Fellows

Dr. Sebastian Eppner


University of Potsdam
Chair of Comparative Politics
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam
House 1, Room 1.70

Phone: +49 331 977-3305
Fax: +49 331 977-4604
E-Mail: eppneruni-potsdamde

Office Hours:

Appointments upon prior arrangement via e-mail


  • since 2017 postdoc at the chair for Comparative Politics at the University Potsdam
  • 2014 - 2016 postdoc DFG-project "Democratic coordination of majorities between stability and flexibility"
  • 02/2014 doctoral dissertation "The influence of veto points on government formation" (summa cum laude), supervisors Prof. Dr. Steffen Ganghof and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler
  • 2011 - 2013 Assistant at the Chair of Comparative Politics (University of Potsdam)
  • 02/2009 - 12/2010 Scholarship holder at the Graduate School “Institutions and Policies: Patterns of Reciprocity (IPPR)” at the University of Potsdam
  • 2002 – 2008 study (Magister Artium) of political sciences, economy and public law at University of Potsdam and University Pompeu Fabra / Barcelona 


Since 2008 I have teached a number of courses (BA and MA level) at the University of Potsdam, amongst others:

  • Party systems and party competition
  • Political coalition building in comparative perspective
  • Applied quantitative methods in comparative politics
  • Data processing and analysis with Stata
  • Elections, electoral systems and electoral system change
  • Selected themes in comparative politics
  • Introduction to comparative politics
  • Introduction to scientific research
  • Introduction to microeconomics