Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

Professor Matthew Stephenson
Fall 2020 reading group
Th 8:00pm - 10:00pm
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group will focus on the problem of corruption, principally public corruption (bribery, embezzlement, etc.) in developing and transition countries, though corruption in wealthy countries will also be considered. The questions to be addressed may include: How can corruption be defined, categorized, and measured? What do we know (and not know) empirically about the corruption’s causes and consequences? What sorts of responses—both legal responses and broader institutional reforms—might help reduce corruption?

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, and 11/19.

Subject Areas: Disciplinary Perspectives & Law, Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Criminal Law & Procedure