Sebastian R. Jilke, PhD

Assistant Professor


PhD: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Public Administration (2015)
MA: Zeppelin University, Public Management and Governance (2010)


Sebastian Jilke is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration and Co-Director of the Center for Experimental and Behavioral Public Administration (CEBPA).

Dr. Jilke studies the politics and psychological underpinnings of citizen-state interactions. He conducts research on market-type mechanisms in public service delivery and how it affects social equity, including citizens’ attitudes and behaviors towards public services and public officials’ treatment of citizen-clients. He is an expert in research methodology, especially with regard to experimental designs and techniques, but also measurement and survey research. Dr. Jilke has published on these topics in various academic outlets, such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, and the European Journal of Political Research, and is author (with O. James & G. Van Ryzin) of Experiments in Public Management Research: Challenges and Opportunities (Cambridge University Press). Dr. Jilke co-chairs the EGPA Permanent Study Group on Behavioral Public Administration, as well as the IIAS Study Group III on trust and public attitudes.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Jilke worked as a consultant with the World Bank in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on the evaluation of local government reform.

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