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Matthias Dahm

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Matthias joined the School as Associate Professor in 2013. Prior to this, he was Professor of Economics at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain. He has also been a long term visiting scholar at Northwestern University, at the University of California (Irvine), and most recently at Freie Universität Berlin. Matthias' research interests focus on political economy, including contest theory, and he has also published work that applies incentive theory to public and health economics. His publications have appeared in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association, among others.

Matthias' complete CV can be downloaded from here. Matthias' Facewall page.

Selected Publications

  • DAHM, MATTHIAS and GLAZER, AMIHAI, 2015. A carrot and stick approach to agenda-setting JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION. 116, 465-480
  • MATTHIAS DAHM, ROBERT DUR and AMIHAI GLAZER, 2014. How a firm can induce legislators to adopt a bad policy Public Choice. 159(1), 63-82
  • ALCALDE, J. and DAHM, M., 2013. Competition for procurement shares Games and Economic Behavior. 80, 193–208
  • CORCHON, LUIS and DAHM, MATTHIAS, 2011. Welfare maximizing contest success functions when the planner cannot commit JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. 47(3), 309-317
  • JOSÉ ALCALDE and MATTHIAS DAHM, 2011. On the Complete Information First-Price Auction and its Intuitive Solution International Game Theory Review. 47, 1-9
  • DAHM M, GONZÁLEZ P and PORTEIRO N, 2010. Implementing registries and results databases of clinical trials: is there a side effect? Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research. 10(3), 247-51
  • ALCALDE, J. and DAHM, M., 2010. Rent seeking and rent dissipation: a neutrality result Journal of Public Economics. 94(1-2), 1-7
  • MATTHIAS DAHM, 2010. Free Mobility and Taste-Homogeneity of Jurisdiction Structures International Journal of Game Theory. 39, 259-272
  • LUIS CORCHÓN and MATTHIAS DAHM, 2010. Foundations for Contest Success Functions Economic Theory. 43, 81-98
  • DAHM, M., GONZÁLEZ, P. and PORTEIRO, N., 2009. Trials, tricks and transparency: how disclosure rules affect clinical knowledge Journal of Health Economics. 28(6), 1141–1153
  • DAHM, M. and PORTEIRO, N., 2008. Side effects of campaign finance reform Journal of the European Economic Association. 6(5), 1057–1077
  • MATTHIAS DAHM and NICOLÁS PORTEIRO, 2008. Informational Lobbying under the Shadow of Political Pressure Social Choice and Welfare. 30, 531–559
  • MATTHIAS DAHM and NICOLÁS PORTEIRO, 2008. Biased Contests Public Choice. 136, 55–67
  • JOSÉ ALCALDE and MATTHIAS DAHM, 2007. Tullock and Hirshleifer: A Meeting of the Minds Review of Economic Design. 11, 101–124
  • KATARÍNA CECHLÁROVÁ, MATTHIAS DAHM and VLADIMÍR LACKO, 2001. Efficiency and Stability in a Discrete Model of Country Formation Journal of Global Optimization. 20, 239–56
  • HELMUT BESTER and MATTHIAS DAHM, Credence Goods, Costly Diagnosis, and Subjective Evaluation Economic Journal: forthcoming.

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