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Term paper (60%) and presentation (40%)
Goals and contents of the module: Corruption, defined as the abuse of entrusted power, remains a prevalent phenomenon across the world. Since democratic processes and economic interactions rely on well-functioning institutions, the political debate around corruption is focusing on how to fight corruption. In this seminar, we will consider economic literature on corruption in order to better understand the drivers of corruption; the impact corruption has on societies and possible tools to fight corruption. We will consider the relation between corruption and, among others, public institutions, culture, economic growth, foreign aid and education. Further, we will discuss policy interventions to reduce corruption such as information provision and whistleblower programs. The course focuses on empirical literature including studies utilizing cross-country corruption measures as well as experimental studies.