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Dr Dominic E. Spengler



Dominic E. Spengler was a Ph.D. student at the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy (University of York, UK). Previously, he has worked for the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce in London, for Oracle, and for Hewlett-Packard. He then went on to do an MA in PPE at the University of York, from which the Ph.D. followed under the supervision of John Bone. He is interested in the economics of corruption.



Dominic Spengler works on the economic theory of corruption and related topics. Some theoretical papers investigate optimal corruption deterrence under endogenous detection. Other work tests this experimentally. He also works on (experimental tests of) common pool resource games.


Selected publications

Working Papers and Research in Progress:

  • "Corruption and Corruptibility: (Further) Perverse Results from a Mixed-Strategy Inspection Game" (2014) (joint with John Bone, University of York).
  • "On Lab-Testing Mixed-Strategy Play in a Corruption Game with Endogenous Detection" (2014) (joint with John Bone, University of York, and Jason Shachat, Durham University).

Full publications list

  • "Can Violence Harm Cooperation? Experimental Evidence” (2018) (joint with Giacomo DeLuca, York, and Petros Sekeris, Montpellier) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 90, 342-359.
  • "Endogenous Detection of Collaborative Crime: the Case of Corruption" (2014), Review of Law and Economics, 10(2), 201-217.
  • "Does Reporting Decrease Corruption" (2014) (joint with John Bone, University of York) Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics 26(1&2), 161-186.



  • Microeconomics 1 (convenor, ECO000013C)
  • Experimental & Behavioural Economics (convenor, ECO000028H)
  • Rationality, Morality and Economics (convenor, PEP000002H)
  • Topics in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (interdisciplinary coordinator, convenor, PEP00001C)

Dominic Spengler

Dominic E. Spengler
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/005

Tel: 01904 323768

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