Research

My research focuses broadly on public administration, policy, and human resource management in the public sector. I am particularly interested in understanding the motivation and remuneration of public employees, recruitment policies as well as employer branding of public sector organizations. In addition, I am interested in field experiments and behavioral science research in public policy and management.


Selected publications

  • Keppeler, F./Papenfuß, U. (2022): Employer Value Propositions for Different Target Groups and Organizational Types in the Public Sector: Theory and Evidence from Field Experiments, in Review of Public Personnel Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734371X221121050 [Download free postprint]
  • Keppeler, F./Sievert, M./Jilke, S. (2022): How Local Government Vaccination Campaigns Can Increase Intention to Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19: A Field Experiment on Psychological Ownership, in Behavioural Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1017/bpp.2022.16 [Download open access]
  • Schwoerer, K./Keppeler, F./Mussagulova, A./Puello, S. (2022): CO-DESIGN-ing a More Context-Based, Pluralistic, and Participatory Future for Public Administration, in Public Administration, 100 (1), 72-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12828 [Download open access]
  • Keppeler, F./Papenfuß, U. (2021): Understanding Vertical Pay Dispersion in the Public Sector: The Role of Publicness for Manager-to-Worker Pay Ratios and Interdisciplinary Agenda for Future Research, in Public Management Review, 24 (11), 1846-1871. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1942531 [Download free postprint]
  • Keppeler, F./Papenfuß, U. (2020): Employer Branding and Recruitment: Social Media Field Experiments Targeting Future Public Employees, in Public Administration Review, 81 (4), 763-775. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13324 [Download free postprint]