The 2016 Economics of Corruption will focus on experimental and behavioral approaches to corruption and governance. Findings from the lab and the field are surveyed and confronted with theory and models for anticorruption. 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 a behavioral approach to reform, embracing as divert 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 related to anticorruption 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.