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The Economics of Corruption 2014: Seeking the Nudges for Reform

The 2014 Economics of Corruption will focus on experimental and behavioral approaches to corruption and governance. Findings from the lab and the field are surveyed, linked to survey-data and confronted with theory. Interactive tools such as games, presentations and case studies involve participants and make them acquainted with today's challenges. Prof. Johann Graf Lambsdorff and his team have spearheaded models for reform related to such issues as contract penalties, compliance systems, debarment, intermediaries, procurement, leniency and corporate liability. Participants are introduced into this body of research. They work in groups to develop and implement their own experiments and discuss their findings. PhD-students are invited to present their research (15 min. presentation + 5 min. discussion).

There are no tuitioon fees. The course is directed towards PhD and Master-students in the social sciences (political science, law, economics, business administration, sociology, psychology) who are applying experimental methods in their respective fields and are willing to exchange ideas across disciplinary boundaries.

The Economics of Corruption 2014 - Details

Time: September 27 - October 4, 2014

Program: The final program is available here.The schedule or presentations by the various PhD-students can be retrieved here.

Three guest presentations complement the program:

Prof. Dr. Elke Renner, University of Nottingham

Joseph Scafidi, World Bank Integrity Derpartment.

Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International

Apart from these guest presentations the event consists of lectures, case studies, group discussion, games and poster presentations. The course is restricted to successful applicants (information see below).

For registration please send an email to Angelika König.

Venue: University of Passau, Germany

Requirements: PhD-students and advanced scholars are invited to present their research. While studies from the field and the laboratory are most welcome, we also accept research on survey work and applied theory.

Prospective participants must apply by completing the application form. Please send your application to Angelika König.

Applications will be screened on the academic background, motivation and, if submitted, the quality of the research. No limits are put on methodology or academic disciplines.

While participation is free of charge, we do not provide funding for travel or lodging. Course material will be made available online. Ca. 20 EUR will be collected to cover expenses for two evening events.

Exam: A final exam is offered on October 9, 2014. Two tutorials will be offered in advance to the exam. Master-Students receive 5 ECTS credit points, based on a memo that describes the group's research findings (30%) and the exam (70%).

Accommodation: The City of Passau provides all ranges of accommodation. A list of selected hotels including prices and contact information is available here (Excel-File). You may also go the webpages of the Passau Tourist Information. Participants are asked to arrange accommodation on their own.

How to reach us?
The City of Passau is located at the German-Austrian border, about 150 km east from Munich. It can be reached by train from Munich International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Linz International Airport and Vienna International Airport.please 
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Basic literature
  • Lambsdorff, J. Graf (2007) "The New Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform: Theory, Evidence and Policy". Cambridge University Press
  • Lambsdorff, J. Graf (2009), The Organization of Anticorruption - Getting Incentives Right. In: Corruption, Global Security, and World Order, ed. by R. Rotberg, (The Brookings Institution Press: Washington, D.C., 2009): 389-415.
  • Serra, D. and L. Wantchekon (2012) New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption, Research in Experimental Economics volume 15, Emerald Group Publishing.
Further literature, case studies and course material will be mailed to accepted participants.