Munich Papers in Political Economy

Aims & Scope

Munich Papers in Political Economy (MPPE) is a working papers series devoted to disseminating original theoretical and empirical research on topics at the intersection of economics, politics and policy, such as the political causes and consequences of economic phenomena, as well as the economic drivers of political behavior & institutions and the economic effects of public policies.  Individual and collective decision-making is thus equally within the scope of the MPPE as organizational behavior – and the rules and norms of the society within which economic behavior occurs.

We welcome papers on any Political Economy topic, particularly papers that address questions relevant to understanding – and effectively responding to – the economic, political, managerial, organizational, and societal challenges posed by innovation and technological change, as well as the resulting changes and transformational processes.

Contributions are invited from the international community of researchers. Manuscripts must be written in English.

We invite submission from all researchers whose work fits the MPPE’s Aims & Scope.
Please submit your paper to or after checking the author guidelines below.

Papers shall be submitted in pdf or Word format. If Latex files are submitted, please make sure that all supplemental files are included. The editors will process papers and send them to the appropriate Associate Editor for review.


Copyright and journal submissions:

Papers published as Munich Papers in Political Economy remain the intellectual property of the author, and the author retains all copyrights. The purpose of the MPPE is to be an open-access source of research. While most academic journals do allow the submission of papers that have been previously published in working paper series. Authors are advised to check the editorial policy of the journal to which they wish to submit.


Submission checklist:

Please ensure that your manuscript contains:

  • Contact details (e-mail address and full postal address) for the designated corresponding author.
  • A short abtract (~150 words)
  • 4-6 keywords
  • JEL codes


Formatting style requirements:

  • Font size: 11 or 12 point
  • Text: 1.5 or double-spaced
  • Page layout: about 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins on all sides.
  • Pages should be numbered.
  • Consistent use of a standard Social Science citation style.


Further considerations:

  • Manuscript should be ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
  • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare.
  • Inclusive language should be used throughout. Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns as default wherever possible to avoid using “he, she,” or “he/she.”

MPPE is jointly edited by the School of Management, the Hochschule für Politik, the School of Governance, and the TUMCS for Biotechnology and Sustainability at the Technical University of Munich.


Tim Büthe (TUM School of Governance)

Hanna Hottenrott (TUM School of Management)


Associate Editors:

Timm Betz (TUM School of Governance)

Sebastian Goerg (TUMCS for Biotechnology and Sustainability & TUM School of Management)

Michael Kurschilgen (TUM School of Management)

Amy Pond (TUM School of Governance)

Sebastian Schwenen (TUM School of Management)

Janina Steinert (TUM School of Governance)

Matthias Uhl (TUM School of Governance)


Managing Editor:  Luca Messerschmidt



Political Ownership
Timm Betz, and Amy Pond

MPPE No. 01/2020 (August)

Property, Redistribution, and the Status Quo. A laboratory study.
Konstantin Chatziathanasiou, Svenja Hippel, and Michael Kurschilgen

MPPE No. 02/2020 (September)

Division of Labor in R&D? Firm Size and Specialization in Corporate Research.
Annette Becker, Hanna Hottenrott, and Anwesha Mukherjee

MPPE No. 03/2020 (September)

Commitment or Concealment? Impacts and Use of a Portable Saving Device: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Urban India.
Janina Isabel Steinert, Rucha Vasumati Satish, Felix Stips, and Sebastian Vollmer

MPPE No. 04/2020 (September)

Unravelling the ‘race to the bottom’ argument: How does FDI affect different types of labour rights?
Luca Messerschmidt, and Nicole Janz

MPPE No. 05/2020 (October)

Heterogeneity, Leveling the Playing Field, and Affirmative Action in Contests.
Subhasish Chowdhury, Patricia Esteve-González, and Anwesha Mukherjee

MPPE No. 06/2020 (October)

Motivated Beliefs and Anticipation of Uncertainty Resolution.
Christoph Drobner

MPPE No. 07/2020 (November)

Do rights to resistance discipline the elites? An experiment on the threat of overthrow.
Konstantin Chatziathanasiou, Svenja Hippel, and Michael Kurschilgen

MPPE No. 08/2020 (November)

Raising COVID-19 Awareness in Rural Communities: A Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh and India.
Abu Siddique, Tabassum Rahman, Debayan Pakrashi, Asad Islam, and Firoz Ahmed

MPPE No. 09/2020 (December)

Behavioral Consequences of Religious Education.
Abu Siddique

MPPE No. 01/2021 (February)

Improving Women’s Mental Health During a Pandemic.
Michael Vlassopoulos, Abu Siddique, Tabassum Rahman, Debayan Pakrashi, Asad Islam, and Firoz Ahmed

MPPE No. 02/2021 (May)

Technological Sovereignty as Ability, not Autarky.
Christoph March, and Ina Schieferdecker

MPPE No. 03/2021 (June)

Telementoring and homeschooling during school closures:
A randomized experiment in rural Bangladesh.

Hashibul Hassan, Asad Islam, Abu Siddique, and Liang Choon Wang

MPPE No. 04/2021 (August)

The formation of risk preferences through small-scale events.
Silvia Angerer, E. Glenn Dutcher, Daniela Glätzle-Rützler, Philipp Lergetporer, and Matthias Sutter

MPPE No. 05/2021 (September)

Behavioral Barriers and the Socioeconomic Gap in Child Care Enrollment.
Henning Hermes, Philipp Lergetporer, Frauke Peter, and Simon Wiederhold

MPPE No. 06/2021 (September)



Tim Büthe, Hanna Hottenrott

Associate Editors:

Timm Betz, Sebastian Goerg, Michael Kurschilgen, Amy Pond, Sebastian Schwenen, Janina Steinert, Matthias Uhl

Managing Editor:

Luca Messerschmidt

Mailing Address:

Technicial University of Munich, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München

ISSN: 2701-3456,

Twitter: @MunichPapers