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The Economics of Corruption 2009: A University Training in Good Governance and Reform

Training and qualifying practitioners, researchers and students in anti-corruption is increasingly requested, utterly needed, but still in its infancy. For many years now we developed a training program that fills this gap, joining the world of theory with the world of practice. An analysis of political, economic and organizational incentives allows participants to obtain a profound understanding of the forces that are at play. Survey techniques and statistical analysis confront theory with data. Interactive tools such as games, poster presentations and case studies involve participants and make them acquainted with today's challenges. Prof. Johann Graf Lambsdorff and his team have spearheaded models for reform related to such issues as contract penalties, compliance systems, debarment, procurement, leniency and corporate liability. Participants are introduced into this body of research.

This international event continues to be offered on a pro bono basis. It is directed towards anti-corruption policymakers and practitioners, as well as towards graduate and post-graduate students and faculty in the social sciences.

The Economics of Corruption 2009 - Details

Time: October 10-17, 2009

Program: Approach the complete program here.

The event consits of 5 guest trainings from selected experts, case studies, games and poster presentations, and a dinner presentation. The whole event is free of charge but restricted only to successful applicants (information see below).

For registration please send an email to Mr. Benjamin Pfister.

Venue: University of Passau, Germany


Except for graduate students, all external participants must present a poster covering their latest research or findings from an anticorruption project. More information on the poster presentations is available here.

Prospective participants must apply by completing the application form. The application deadline is August 15, 2009. Please send your application to Mr. Benjamin Pfister.

A limited number of 30 outstanding international candidates are allowed to participate. Excellence of applications is judged on the quality of the proposal submitted for the poster presentation. No limits are put on methodology or academic disciplines. Posters can be empirical, theoretical, experimental or practical.

While participation is free of charge, we do not provide funding for travel or lodging. The course material costs EUR 20.

Exam: A final exam is offered on October 22, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. International students receive 3 ECTS.

Accommodation: The City of Passau provides all ranges of accommodation. A list of selected hotels including prices and contact information is available here (Excel-File). You may also go the webpages of the Passau Tourist Information. Participants are asked to arrange accommodation on their own.

We are asking students from Passau to volunteer in making guest rooms at their apartments available. Please indicate your willingness to offer or request such an opportunity to Mrs. Sarah Tischer.

Guest Presentations

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To be provided soon

How to reach us?
The City of Passau is located at the German-Austrian border, about 150 km east from Munich. It can be reached by train from Munich International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Linz International Airport and Vienna International Airport.please 
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Basic literature
  • Lambsdorff, J. Graf (2007) "The New Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform: Theory, Evidence and Policy". Cambridge University Press
Further literature
  • Rose-Ackerman, S. (1999), Corruption and Government. Causes, Consequences and Reform, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  • Andvig, J.C. and O.-H. Fjeldstadt (2000), Research on Corruption. A Policy Oriented Survey, Chr. Michelsen Institute and Norwegian Institute for International Affairs. pp. 5-20, 66-73. To be obtained online here.
Further literature, case studies and course material will be mailed to accepted participants.