Oke Bahnsen

Year: 2017

Center: Social Sciences

Supervisor: Thomas Gschwend

Oke Bahnsen, born in Niebüll in 1991, studied mathematics and economics/politics at the University of Kiel and the University of Gothenburg. In his master thesis he formulated an agent-based model of political opinion dynamics and empirically tested this approach with survey data of government satisfaction in Germany. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as research assistant at the Chair for Applied Political Economy in Kiel and at the Chair for Political Systems in Chemnitz.

Research interests:

  • Coalition Politics     
  • Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior    
  • Agent-Based Modeling



  • Breznau, N., Rinke, E. M., Wuttke, A., Nguyen, H. H. V., Adem, M., Adriaans, J., Alvarez-Benjumea, A., Andersen, H. K., Auer, D., Azevedo, F., Bahnsen, O., Balzer, D., Bauer, G., Bauer, P. C., Baumann, M., Baute, S., Benoit, V., Bernauer, J., Berning, C., Berthold, A., Bethke, F. S., Biegert, T., Blinzler, K., Blumenberg, J. N., Bobzien, L., Bohman, A., Bol, T., Bostic, A., Brzozowska, Z., Burgdorf, K., Burger, K., Busch, K. B., Carlos-Castillo, J., Chan, N., Christmann, P., Connelly, R., Czymara, C., Damian, E., Ecker, A., Edelmann, A., Eger, M. A., Ellerbrock, S., Forke, A., Forster, A., Gaasendam, C., Gavras, K., Gayle, V., Gessler, T., Gnambs, T., Godefroidt, A., Grömping, M., Groß, M., Gruber, S., Gummer, T., Hadjar, A., Heisig, J. P., Hellmeier, S., Heyne, S., Hirsch, M., Hjerm, M., Hochman, O., Hövermann, A., Hunger, S., Hunkler, C., Huth, N. & Ignácz, Z (2022). Observing many researchers using the same data andhypothesis reveals a hidden universe of uncertainty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America : PNAS, 119(44, Article e2203150119), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2203150119
  • Müller, U. W. D., Bahnsen, O. & Alpers, G. W. (2022). State anxiety by itself does not change political attitudes: A threat of shock experiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 13(Article 1006757), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1006757




  • Rehbein, I., Ponzetto, S. P., Adendorf, A., Bahnsen, O., Stoetzer, L. F. & Stuckenschmidt, H. (2021). Come hither or go away? Recognising pre-electoral coalition signals in the news. In M.-F. Moens, X. Huang, L. Specia & S. W.-. Yih (eds.), Proceedings of the 2021 conference on empirical methods in natural language processing (EMNLP 2021) (S. 7798–7810). , Association for Computational Linguistics: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Oke Bahnsen, M.Sc.

Oke Bahnsen, M.Sc.

PhD Candidate and Research Associate
University of Mannheim
A 5, 6
A – Room 243
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–2846
Fax: +49–621-181–2845
E-mail: oke.bahnsen.mzes uni-mannheim.de
Web: Personal Website