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
  • 2013 Chair for Experimental Law and Economics, Erasmus University Law School, Rotterdam


  • Archiv für Presserecht
  • Law and Economics of International Telecommunications


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

Engel C., Hennig-Schmidt H., Irlenbusch B., Kube S., On Probation. An Experimental Analysis, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, In Press. Preprintapplication/pdf icon

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, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 50-66, 2015. Preprintapplication/pdf icon

Engel C., Kurschilgen M., The Jurisdiction of the Man Within – Introspection, Identity, and Cooperation in a Public Good Experiment, issue 2015/01, Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2015. Abstract Full textapplication/pdf icon

Engel C., Eisenberg T., Assuring Civil Damages Adequately Deter: A Public Good Experiment, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 301-349, 2014.

Engel C., Behavioral Law and Economics: Empirical Methods, The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law, Zamir E., Teichman D., (Eds.), Oxford, pp. 125-142, 2014.

Engel C., Zhurakhovska L., Conditional Cooperation With Negative Externalities – An Experiment, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 108, pp. 252-260, 2014. Preprintapplication/pdf icon

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., Rockenbach B., Give Everybody a Voice! The Power of Voting in a Public Goods Experiment with Externalities, issue 2014/16, Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2014. Abstract Full textapplication/pdf icon

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