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36309 Seminar: The Economics of Corruption (October 2022) (WiSe 22/23)
ZeitenTermine am Dienstag. 04.10.22 - Donnerstag. 06.10.22 08:00 - 18:00, Freitag. 07.10.22, Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, Freitag. 07.10.22 - Samstag. 08.10.22 08:00 - 18:00, Samstag. 08.10.22 13:00 - 20:00, Sonntag. 09.10.22 08:00 - 18:00, Montag. 10.10.22 08:00 - 15:00, Ort: (WIWI) SR 033, (WIWI) R 301, (KT) HS 1
Ort(JUR) HS 14: Dienstag. 04.10.22 - Sonntag. 09.10.22 08:00 - 18:00, Montag. 10.10.22 08:00 - 15:00, (WIWI) SR 028 (HA): Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, (WIWI) R 030: Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, (WIWI) SR 034: Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, (WIWI) SR 029: Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, (WIWI) SR 033: Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, (WIWI) R 301: Freitag. 07.10.22 08:00 - 13:00, (KT) HS 1: Samstag. 08.10.22 13:00 - 20:00
Erster TerminDi., 04.10.2022 08:00 - 18:00 Uhr, Ort: (JUR) HS 14
BeschreibungThe course introduces into the economic analysis of corruption, defined as the misuse of public power for private benefit. A focus is put on institutional, behavioral and experimental economics, seeking to address how citizens behave and how officials react to corrupt incentives and sanctions.
Approaches to reform, particularly based on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), are critically discussed and confronted with behavioral insights. Topics covered embrace the 4-eyes principle, Abuse of Office, Corruption Perceptions Index, Debarment, Diffusion of Responsibility, Limiting Discretion, Illicit Enrichment, Intermediaries, Intrinsic Motivation, Job Rotation, Leniency, Nullity of the Basic Contract, Procurement, Separation of Functions and the Tone at the Top.
HeimateinrichtungLehrstuhl f. Volkswirtschaftslehre mit Schwerpunkt Wirtschaftstheorie
VoraussetzungenKnowledge in microeconomics and institutional economics is strongly recommended. Interest in experimental economics and game theory is helpful.
LernorganisationStudents must work through 3-hours of lectures that are supplied as pre-recorded videos, to be found in the "video"-section. The slides can be found in the "Dateien"-section on StudIP. Students must prove their understanding of this material in an introductory online-exam in the form of a single-choice test. The test takes place on Sep 29. The exam must be passed for being accepted to the subsequent workshop, which is conducted as a face-to-face event. Guest presentations, case studies, games and simulations are core ingredients of the face-to-face part of the course. These motivate and guide participants in developing their own experiment. This development and subsequent implementation is deepened by help of group-work. Groups jointly develop, design and run an experiment related to corruption and present the findings briefly in the plenary. Each individual participant then submits a final report on the findings. The deadline for the reports will be announced during the workshop.
LeistungsnachweisFor 7 ECTS Portfolio exam (Master IEB, DS and other programs): 15 points introductory online-exam (20 minutes), 25 points (40 minutes) for a final test and 60 points short report (5,000 characters) on the research findings from the group work, where the own contribution to the group work is explained. For 10 ECTS Portfolio exam (Master Governance only!): 15 points introductory online-exam (20 minutes), 20 points (40 minutes) for a final test and 55 points short report (5,000 characters) on the research findings from the group work, where the own contribution is explained, 10 points home assignment (8,000 characters) on a topic about anti-corruption.
Lambsdorff, J. Graf (2009),The Organization of Anticorruption - Getting Incentives Right. In: Corruption, Global Security, and World Order, ed. by R. Rotberg, (The Brooking Institution Press: Washington, D.C., 2009): 389-415.
Lambsdorff, J. Graf (2015), Preventing Corruption by Promoting Trust - Insights from Behavioral Science. University of Passau, Version: Diskussionsbeitrag Nr. V-69-15 (Volkswirtschaftliche Reihe der Passauer Diskussionspapiere).
Sonstiges2 guest lectures will be included.
For further lectures and seminars offered by the faculties in German please refer to the German version of this website.