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.

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.

Engel C., Behavioral Law and Economics: Empirical Methods, issue 2013/01, Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2013. Abstract Full textapplication/pdf icon

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