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Job Posting Teaching/Research Assistant (m/f)
The Chair for Economic Theory (Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff) at the University of Passau, Germany, seeks to fill a vacancy for the two-thirds position of a Teaching/Research Assistant (m/f) from October 11, 2007.
Find a detailed job description here (pdf).
The Economics of Corruption 2007
From Oct. 7-13 2007 the annual program "The Economics of Corruption - A University Training on Good Governance and Reform", headed by Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff, will take place at the University of Passau, Germany. The program is directed towards anti-corruption policymakers and practitioners, as well as towards graduate and post-graduate students and faculty in the social sciences. For further information please click here.
Preliminary program out now!
Accepted poster presentations (as of July 25 2007).
New Research Contributions
New research contributions have been submitted to the Internet Center for Corruption Research. Read them here.
New publication by Prof. Graf Lambsdorff at Cambridge University Press just released
The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform: Theory, Evidence and PolicyCorruption has been a feature of public institutions for centuries yet only relatively recently has it been made the subject of sustained scientific analysis. Lambsdorff shows how insights from institutional economics can be used to develop a better understanding of why corruption occurs and the best policies to combat it. He argues that rather than being deterred by penalties, corrupt actors are more influenced by other factors such as the opportunism of their criminal counterparts and the danger of acquiring a reputation of unreliabilty. This suggests a novel strategy for fighting corruption similar to the invisible hand that governs competitive markets. This strategy - the 'invisible foot' - shows that the unreliability of corrupt counterparts induces honesty and good governance even in the absence of good intentions. Combining theoretical research with state-of-the-art empirical investigations, this book will be an invaluable resource for researchers and policy-makers concerned with anti-corruption reform.
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Passau, July 2007. A chinese translation of the book is now available. We would like to thank Guo Yong, Liu Guoxiang, Fan Xiaoyan and Qiao Jiying for translating and proofreading the book. Thanks are also due to Cai Wei, Cheng Wenhao and the Anti-Corruption & Governance Research Center, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University.
The New Institutional Economics of Corruption - now available in paperback format!
"The New Institutional Economics of Corruption", edited by Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Markus Taube and Matthias Schramm, Routledge: London, September 2004, provides a novel approach to reform. Identifying the Achilles-heel of corrupt transactions, their vulnerability to opportunism and their large transaction costs, provides new inspiration to policy makers and researchers alike. Read more about this topical publication. -->
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