Prof. Dr. rer. pol.

Martin Leroch





Do 15:30 - 17:00 Uhr


(07231) 28-6324



Martin Leroch is Professor of Economics and Ethics & Economics since fall 2020. Before joining Pforzheim University, he was employed as Economist and Consultant at Lademann & Associates GmbH, Hamburg, most recently as manager. His role included the preparation of expert witness reports for private damage proceedings, most importantly estimations of damages accruing from violations of competition law.

After completing his diploma in Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Martin Leroch received his doctorate degree from the University of Hamburg, where he was later also employed as postdoctoral researcher. His thesis consisted of several papers on Institutional Economics and Law & Economics. In 2011 he joined the Institute of Political Science at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz. Over the years, he held several external lectureships both domestically and abroad (namely in India and Ethiopia), covering various topics, from Global Economy, over Microeconomics, Game Theory to Law & Economics. Martin Leroch also held a deputy professorship for Economics, especially Microeconomics and Public Economics at the Martin-Luther-University, Halle.

Behavioral Economics ,  Institutional Economics ,  Micro Data Analysis ,  Economics ,  Business Ethics ,  Media Economics

2008 - Dr. rer. pol., Economics
Dekanat Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Hamburg

since 2020 - Pforzheim - Germany

Professor of Economics and Ethics & Economics

since 2020 - Lademann & AssociatesLademann & Associates - Germany

Academic advisor

2016 - 2020 - Lademann & Associates -

Economic Consultant


Journal article

HUGH-JONES, D., LEROCH, M. A. (2017). Intergroup Revenge: A Laboratory Experiment. Homo Oeconomicus, 34 (2-3), 117-135. doi:10.1007/s41412-017-0049-0.

KARACUKA, M., LEROCH, M. (2017). Mezhepsel Bölünme ve Çesitliliklerin Kurumsal ve Iktisadi Belirleyicileri. Sosyoekonomi, 25 (33), 127-127. doi:10.17233/sosyoekonomi.289377.

KRIEGER, T., LEROCH, M. (2016). The Political Economy of Land Grabbing. Homo Oeconomicus, 33 (3), 197-204. doi:10.1007/s41412-016-0022-3.

LEROCH, M. A. (2014). Punishment as Defiance: Deterrence and Perverse Effects in the Case of Expressive Crime. CESifo Economic Studies, 60 (3), 581-598. doi:10.1093/cesifo/ift009.

LEROCH, M. A., REGGIANI, C., ROSSINI, G., ZUCCHELLI, E. (2014). Religious Attitudes and Home Bias: Theory and New Evidence from Primary Data. Review of Development Economics, 18 (2), 401-414. doi:10.1111/rode.12092.

LEROCH, M. A., ANNIE TUBADJI, PROFESSOR JOACHIM MO, D. (2014). Culture at work: how culture affects workplace behaviors. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER, 35 (1/2), 133-146. doi:10.1108/IJM-08-2013-0198.

LEROCH, M. (2014). Can Financing of Unconditional Income Increase Wage Gaps? Homo Oeconomicus, 31 (1), 245-256.

LEROCH, M. A., WELLBROCK, C. M. (2011). Saving newspapers with public grants – The effects of press subsidies on the provision of journalistic quality. INFORMATION ECONOMICS AND POLICY, 23 (3-4), 281-286. doi:10.1016/j.infoecopol.2011.08.002.

HOLLER, M. J., LEROCH, M. (2010). Efficiency and justice revisited. European Journal of Political Economy, 26 (3), 311-319. doi:10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2009.11.007.

HOLLER, M. J., LEROCH, M. A. (2010). Jury on stage: a common law play. European Journal of Law and Economics, 30 (2), 89-110. doi:10.1007/s10657-009-9132-8.

LEROCH, M. A. (2009). Pointing Fingers: Why People Hold Corporations Responsible. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 58 (3).

HOLLER, M. J., LEROCH, M. (2008). IMPARTIAL SPECTATOR, MORAL COMMUNITY, AND SOME LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 30 (3), 297-316. doi:10.1017/S1053837208000308.

LEROCH, M. (2008). Peace and the Sharing of Power: Contrasting Conquest and Non-Conquest Settings. Homo Oeconomicus, 25 (2).

LEROCH, M. (2008). Adam Smith’s Intuition Pump: The Impartial Spectator. Homo Oeconomicus, 25 (1), pp. 1-22.

Chapter in Book

LEROCH, M. A. (2014). Crime (Expressive) and the Law (1 ed.). In Jürgen Backhaus (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (pp. 1-2). Springer New York.

HOLLER, M. J., LEROCH, M. A. (2014). Theories of justice and empirical results (1 ed.). In Francesco Forte, Ram Mudambi, Pietro Navarra (Eds.), A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics (pp. 143-159). Edward Elgar Publishing.

WELLBROCK, C. M., LEROCH, M. A. (2013). Good Intentions, Bad Results: The Effects of Newspaper Subsidies on Journalistic Quality (1 ed.). In Paul Murschetz (Ed.), State Aid for Newspapers (pp. 73-83). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Publication in Collected Edition (encyclopedia...)

LEROCH, M. (2021). Crime (Expressive) and the Law. Springer, New York, United States.


since 2020

Scientific advisory board

Lademann & AssociatesLademann & Associates Germany

Maintaining an active consulting practice (regular, not only on an informal basis)

2016 - 2020

Ökonomischer Gutachter im Bereich Wettbewerbsrecht

Lademann & AssociatesLademann & Associates Germany

Member of the editorial board of a journal

since 2013

Homo Oeconomicus Germany