Professor Matthias Dahm

Professor of EconomicsMatthias Dahm

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5206
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  • Office: Room 512, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: By appointment (please email)

Personal details

I hold a PhD in Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Prior to joining the University of Leicester, I taught at the University of Nottingham and Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain. I have also been a long-term visiting scholar at Northwestern University, the University of California (Irvine), and most recently the Freie Universität Berlin. My research interests focus on political and public economics as well as industrial and health economics. My publications have appeared in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association, among others. My detailed CV is available at


EC3080 Public Economics

Administrative responsibilities

Director of the Research Cluster Theoretical and Applied Microeconomics (TAM).


Research interests focus on political and public economics as well as industrial and health economics.

Research papers are available at


I am interested in supervising research students with an interest in microeconomics.

Most recent publications

Dual Sourcing with Price Discovery, with J Alcalde, Games and Economic Behavior, 2019

Credence Goods, Costly Diagnosis, and Subjective Evaluation, with H Bester, Economic Journal, 2018

The Enforcement of Mandatory Disclosure Rules, with P González and N Porteiro, Journal of Public Economics, 2018

Affirmative Action Through Extra Prizes, with P Esteve-González, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2018

Semi-Targeted All-Pay Auctions: A Partial Exclusion Principle, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2018

A complete list of publications is available at

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