The Economics of Corruption - a university lecture on good governance and reform
This lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff at the University of Passau in October 2004
The course introduces into the economic analysis of corruption, defined as the misuse of public power for private benefit. Theoretical modelling focuses on the principal agent approach, x-inefficiency, allocative inefficiency, political economy, rent-seeking theory and models of kleptocracy. Institutional Economics is utilized to assess, how corrupt deals are contracted and enforced and how corruption impacts on policy credibility and investment decisions. Case studies and empirical research enrich the theoretical analysis. An emphasis is given to corruption in international business transactions, to quantitative analysis and to measurement techniques.
The course is directed towards graduate students of the University of Passau, but open also to a wider audience, including post-graduate students and those from other disciplines and countries.
Participation is free of charge and open to foreign students. While we do not provide funding, invitation letters are sent to interested students, helping them in finding financial support.
Participants who are not students at the University of Passau must register by contacting Michael Schinke. There is no deadline for registration. A short CV should be turned in, accompanied by a letter describing the applicant's motivation.
Participants from the University of Passau must register at the chair for economic theory.
Time: October 11-21, 2004
Lecture: Daily from Monday, Oct. 11, til Monday, Oct. 18, (except Sunday Oct. 17) from 9.00-10.30 a.m. and 3.00-4.30 p.m.,
training session: Daily from Monday, Oct. 11, til Monday, Oct. 18, (except Sunday Oct. 17) from 11.00-12.30 a.m.
Exam: Thursday, Oct. 21, 12 til 2 p.m., Room HS 1
Credit Points: 5 (five) ECTS credit points are given to successful participants.
Venue: Innstraße 27, D-94032 Passau.
How to reach us?
Copies are provided at the chair and will be sent to registered participants.
A complete table of contents of the course is provided here: Syllabus
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