Parliamentary Codes are Proliferating, But Do They Curb Corruption?
ACRN guest blogger Liz David-Barrett discusses the recent vogue for parliamentary codes of conduct. She argues that while codes are not sufficient to curb corruption, the very process of drafting a code can help parliamentarians establish common norms - especially in democratising countries.
Acrn Blog: Wages increases for public officials: not such a good idea after all?
Guest blogger Eugen Dimant discusses some of the latest trends in experimental research on corruption, in particular his latest work on modelling the shortcomings of increasing public officials’ wages as a measure to curb corruption.
ANTICORRP Researchers Win U4 Competition for New Corruption Measurement
Two FP7 ANTICORRP project researchers, Mihály Fazekas and István János Tóth, won the U4 challenge for their work on developing indicators to measure institutionalised grand corruption in public procurement.
What is corruption and how do we measure it? How can we determine if anti-corruption measures work? Defining corruption is so tricky that even the UN does not attempt it, which makes the answer to the second question even more elusive