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Fall 2020 Reading Group

Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

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.