Theme Panel: New Approaches to Corruption

New Approaches to Corruption: Theory, Method, and Measurement

Following the end of the Cold War, scholars and policymakers alike have paid increasing attention to the importance of corruption in economic and political development. Recent work has begun to look into the ‘black box’ of corruption, focusing on the specific acts and aspects that make it such an important topic of study. This panel serves to highlight this process of digging deep into what corruption is, and why that matters. Using new approaches to theorizing about and measuring corruption, the papers on this panel provide a path forward for corruption studies.

David Backer, University of Maryland, College Park (Chair)
Bo Rothstein, University of Oxford (Discussant)