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Sebastian Koehler joined the Department of Political Economy in December 2021. Before, he held positions at the Universities of Konstanz (Germany) and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Mannheim (Germany).

You can find more information on his personal website or at his ORCiD profile.

Office hours

Tuesday: 16.30 - 17.30 (in office)

Thursday: 14.00 - 15.00 (online)

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His research interests are in the fields of legislative politics, lobbying, and political decision-making with a strong focus on political institutions and how institutions shape actors’ activities and ultimately public policies. He emphasizes a strong connection of (formal) theory and empirical analyses.


  • 4SSPP103 Comparing Political Systems
  • 5SSPP245 Statistics for Political Science
  • 7SSPN107 Quantitative Methods for Political Economy
  • 7SSPN128 Climate Change Economics and Policy

PhD supervision

Sebastian will consider supervising students who want to use quantitative methods or formal theoretical approaches to study Legislative Politics, Lobbying or political decision-making in other arenas, such as international organizations.

Latest publications

Koehler, Sebastian. 2019. Lobbying, Political Uncertainty and Policy Outcomes. 1st ed. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Stockemer, Daniel, Sebastian Koehler, and Tobias Lentz. 2018. “Data Access, Transparency, and Replication: New Insights from the Political Behavior Literature.” PS: Political Science & Politics 51 (4): 799–803.

Koehler, Sebastian, and Thomas König. 2015. “Fiscal Governance in the Eurozone: How Effectively Does the Stability and Growth Pact Limit Governmental Debt in the Euro Countries?” Political Science Research and Methods 3 (02): 329–51.