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Wie lässt sich Korruption wirksam bekämpfen?: Empirische Befunde aus der experimentellen Wirtschaftsforschung

  • Elke Renner

Laboratory experiments provide an empirical method to investigate the determinants of corrupt behaviour and to test the effectiveness of measures intended to combat corruption. Recent experimental studies have shown that reciprocity establishes stable corruption relationships. Staff rotation and the threat of penalties reduce the level of corruption, whereas moral concerns have no apparent impact on corruption decisions. Laborexperimente bieten eine alternative empirische Methode, um die Determinanten korrupten Verhaltens zu untersuchen und die Wirksamkeit von Maßnahmen zur Korruptionsbekämpfung zu überprüfen. Jüngste Untersuchungen zeigen, dass durch Reziprozität stabile Korruptionsbeziehungen entstehen. Personalrotation und drohende Strafen reduzieren das Korruptionsniveau, während moralische Bedenken keinen sichtbaren Einfluss auf Korruptionsentscheidungen haben.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung.

Volume (Year): 73 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 292-300

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