Munich Papers in Political Economy


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.

Current Working Papers

For an overview of current working papers in the MPPE working paper series check out the MPPE website

For updates on newly published working papers you can also follow the MPPE's Twitter account (@MunichPapers).

Call for Papers

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.

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.

Author Guidelines

Submission format:

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.”

Editorial Team

Publishing University: 
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)
Eugénia da Conceição Heldt (TUM School of Governance)
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 (TUM School of Governance)