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The Economics of Corruption 2006 - Details

Time: October 7-14, 2006

Venue: University of Passau, Germany

EOC 2006 Program: For the program please click here.

Accepted poster presentations (as of August 29, 2006).

Guest Presentations

Mr. Franz-Hermann Brüner, Director General of OLAF (European Anti-Fraud Office)

Title: "The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Initiatives in the Fight Against Corruption"

Mrs. Regina Puls, head of compliance at Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways)

Title: "Anti-Corruption Enforcement - What A Company Can Do"

Mr. Manfred Nötzel, senior public prosecutor in Munich, Germany, and head of one of Germany's biggest anti-corruption units.

Title: "Investigation Strategies and Tactics in the Prosecution of Corruption Offences: Experiences from Germany"


Corruption in Public Contracting: This workshop explored the corruption risks and main corruption dynamics in public contracting processes and the ways to adress them. Corruption in public procurement is one of the most common and persistent forms of abuse despite world-wide reform efforts. This is not suprising if one realizes that close to 70% of public budgets turn on one way or another into contracts. The workshop thus started with some basic concepts necessary to understand public contracting processes; looked into the process per se and other adjacent sources of risks; then looked into the strengths and weeknesses of common remedies and some experiencs around the world in preventing corruption in this field. The workshop included a discussion of a case study that enabled participants to derive further insights and have a discussion grounded in practice.

Head of Workshop: Ms. Juanita Olaya, Transparency International

Whistleblowing and Fraud Risk Management: Whistleblowing is indispensable in fighting corruption. The workshop's participants gained insights into the dynamics of proper risk communication structures on effective Fraud Risk Management. There was a focus on the role of management. Effects of ombudsman services, hotlines and whistleblower protection were also considered.

Head of Workshop: Mr. Björn Rohde-Liebenau, RCC Risk Communication Concepts

The UN Convention against Corruption - More than a Political Instrument?: The workshop aimed at providing an overview on the UNCAC with emphasis on the dimension of global conventions, the strengths and limitations of UNCAC, the differences in views and perceptions of stakeholders and the to date achievements. The participants were put in a position to understand the value of international regimes as exemplified by the UNCAC and through their active involvement what conditions and actions need to be initiated to implement the UNCAC.

Head of Workshop: Mr. Hannes Hechler, German Development Agency (GTZ)

Fighting Corruption with Asymmetric Sanctions, Leniency Programs and Self-Reporting Schemes: Corrupt arrangements are characterized by a high risk of opportunism. Moreover, whistleblowing and extortion add another layer of uncertainty for participants in corrupt transactions. In this workshop participants learned how legislators may use an asymmetric design of (criminal) sanctions, leniency programs and self-reporting schemes to amplify these inherent risks, thereby destabilizing corrupt arrangements.

Head of Workshop: Mr. Mathias Nell, University of Passau

The Corruption Perceptions Index: This workshop was designed to enhance the participants' understanding of the CPI by producing the CPI from a reduced sample of countries.

Head of Workshop: Mr. Luka Bajec, University of Passau