Prof. Dr. Marc Debus

Project: C2

Chair of Political Science III - Comparative Government

University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A5, 6 - Room A 337
D-68131 Mannheim

Tel.: +49 (0) 621-181-2082
Fax: +49 (0) 621-181-2080
Email: marc.debus<at>



Marc Debus is Professor of Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim and currently the head of the political science department of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research. He studied Political Science, Sociology, Methods and Statistics, and History and the Universities of Marburg and Mannheim from 1999 until 2003 and finished his PhD at the University of Konstanz in 2006. His research interests include political institutions, in particular in multi-level systems, and their effects on legislative behavior, party competition and coalition politics, and political decision-making. His articles appeared in the European Journal of Political Research, Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, European Journal of Political Economy, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Party Politics, Electoral Studies and Political Science Research and Methods, among other journals. 

Selected publications:

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2014. Who takes the parliamentary floor? The role of gender in speech-making in the Swedish Riksdag. Political Research Quarterly 67: 3 (Forthcoming).

Debus, Marc/Mary Stegmaier/Jale Tosun. 2014. “Economic Voting under Coalition Governments: Evidence from Germany." Political Science Research and Methods 2: 1, 49-67.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2014. “Expected utility or learned familiarity? The formation of voters' coalition preferences.” Electoral Studies 34: 1, 54-67.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2013. “Do the Coalition Preferences of Voters Affect the Outcome of the Government Formation Process?” West European Politics 36 (5): 1007-1028.

Osterloh, Steffen/Marc Debus. 2012. “Partisan Politics in Corporate Taxation.” European Journal of Political Economy 28 (2): 192-207.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Patrick Dumont. 2011. “Who Gets What in Coalition Governments? Predictors of Portfolio Allocation in Parliamentary Democracies.” European Journal of Political Research 50 (4): 441-478.

Debus, Marc. 2009. “Pre-Electoral Commitments and Government Formation.” Public Choice 138 (1-2): 45-64.