Welcome to my personal homepage. My name is Philipp Denter and I am an assistant professor (tenure track) of economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an undergraduate degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt, equivalent to M.A. in economics) in 2006 from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.

My current research interests lie in the fields of political economy, industrial organization, the theory of contests and tournaments, and behavioral economics.

You can find a PDF of my CV here.

You can find my Google scholar profile here.

You can find my Orcid profile here.


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Calle de Madrid 126, 28903 Getafe, Spain

Office 15.2.04

E-Mail: pdenter [at] eco.uc3m.es

News & Updates:

  • January 1st, 2021: I had the honour to join the editorial board of the Journal of Politics.

  • December 16th, 2020: I just had the pleasure to present my paper "Competence and Policy in Electoral Contests" in the Global Seminar on Contests and Conflict.

  • November 10th, 2020: My paper "Social Connectivity, Media Bias, and Correlation Neglect" (w/ Martin Dumav and Boris Ginzburg) was just accepted for publication by the Economic Journal.

  • April 21st, 2020: My paper "Campaign Contests" was just accepted for publication by the European Economic Review.

  • February 12, 2020: My paper "Showing Off or Laying Low? The Economics of Psych-outs" (w/ John Morgan and Dana Sisak) was just accepted for publication by the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

The picture above shows Lake Álftavatn in the Icelandic highlands.