Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel


Executive Director

Contact Information

Phone++49 (0) 228 91416-10
Fax++49 (0) 228 91416-11
Personal AssistantAnja Schäfer


Research Focus

Experimental Law and Economics, Behavioural Law and Economics, Economic Law.

Academic Career

  • 1988 Doctoral Thesis in Tübingen
  • 1992 Post Doctoral Thesis in Hamburg
  • 1992 Professor in Osnabrück
  • 1997 Head of the Project Group
  • 2003 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director at the Institute
  • 2003 Professor in Bonn
  • 2004 Honorary Professor in Osnabrück
  • 2012-2013 Sanders Chair, Erasmus University Law School, Rotterdam


  • Archiv für Presserecht
  • Law and Economics of International Telecommunications


Engel C., Eisenberg T., Assuring Civil Damages Adequately Deter: A Public Good Experiment, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, In Press.

Engel C., Moffat P. G., dhreg, xtdhreg, bootdhreg: Programs to Implement Double Hurdle Regression, Stata Journal, In Press.

Betsch T., Lindow S., Engel C., Ulshöfer C., Kleber J., Has The World Changed? My Neighbor Might Know Effects of Social Context on Routine Deviation, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, In Press. Preprintapplication/pdf icon

Engel C., Social Preferences Can Make Imperfect Sanctions Work: Evidence from a Public Good Experiment, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, In Press.

Engel C., A Dynamic View on Justification: Comment, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), vol. 170, no. 1, pp. 189-192, 2014. Full Textapplication/pdf icon

Beckenkamp M., Engel C., Glöckner A., Irlenbusch B., Hennig-Schmidt H., Kube S., Kurschilgen M., Morell A., Nicklisch A., Normann H.-T., Towfigh E. V., First Impressions are More Important than Early Intervention. Qualifying Broken Windows Theory in the Lab, International Review of Law and Economics, vol. 37, pp. 126-136, 2014. Link Preprintapplication/pdf icon

Engel C., Rand D., What Does "Clean" Really Mean? The Implicit Framing of Decontextualized Experiments, Economics Letters, vol. 122, pp. 386-389, 2014. Link

What Makes Intervention Legitimate?, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Engel C., (Ed.), vol. 170, no. 1, pp. 1-198, 2014.

Engel C., What Makes Intervention Legitimate? Editorial Preface, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), vol. 170, no. 1, pp. 1-4, 2014. Full Textapplication/pdf icon

Engel C., Aufgaben, Leitgedanken des Rechts. FS Paul Kirchhof, Kube H., et al., (Eds.), vol. 1, Heidelberg, Müller, pp. 57-69, 2013.

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