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Dr Dominic E. Spengler

Dominic E. Spengler 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.

Dr 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.

Working Papers and Research in Progress:

  • "Can Violence Harm Cooperation? Experimental Evidence" (joint with Giacomo DeLuca, University of York, and Petros Sekeris, University of Portsmouth, submitted to Games andEconomic Behaviour, under review).
  • "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

  • "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.


Dominic Spengler teaches on several undergraduate and postgraduate modules, such as

  • Microeconomics 1
  • Experimental Economics 
  • Industrial Economics 
  • Microeconomics 3
  • Structure and Regulation of Financial Markets  
  • Applied Microeconomics 2