Oke Bahnsen

Oke Bahnsen Oke Bahnsen


University of Mannheim


I am a computational social scientist and behavioral economist with a background in mathematics and a passion for the quantitative modeling of political behavior. I will obtain a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim. Methodologically, I am interested in experimental research conducted both in the laboratory and through large-scale population-based surveys. I am also engaged in agent-based modeling, which I use to study party competition and opinion dynamics. My substantial research focuses on coalition politics and electoral behavior, especially on pre-electoral coalition politics and how it affects electoral behavior. Amongst others, my work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals like Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Frontiers in Psychology, and Electoral Studies.

  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Causal Inference
  • Experimental Research
  • Coalition Politics
  • Electoral Behavior
  • PhD Candidate, 2024

    Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

  • M.Sc. in Economics, 2019

    University of Kiel

  • M.Ed. in Mathematics and Economics/Politics, 2017

    University of Kiel

  • B.A. in Mathematics and Economics/Politics, 2014

    University of Kiel

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