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The Economics of Corruption 2014: Seeking the Nudges for Reform. 27 Sept - 4 Oct 2014 at the University of Passau

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. 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.

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.

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 Ann-Kathrin Crede.

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.

Fees:There are no tuition fees.

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.


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27 May 2014

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