Students from the 2016-2018 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme were back on the IACA campus from 24 July to 4 August 2017 for the in-class phase of Module IV, The Economics of Corruption.
Students came from 17 countries on five continents to learn from Professors Johann Graf Lambsdorff (University of Passau, Germany) and Ivo Teixeira Gico, Jr. (University Center of Brasília, Brazil), both of whom are members of IACA's frequent visiting faculty. The module focused on the economic conditions that facilitate corruption, economic responses to corruption, as well as game theory and its application to corruption issues.
As part of the module, the students also visited the Austrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption to discuss with the host country’s practitioners both investigative techniques and preventive anti-corruption measures.
The MACS is a two-year programme consisting of seven modules, each of which included a 10-day in-class session, and a master’s thesis. It is specifically designed for working professionals. Applications are being processed for the 2017 - 2019 class starting in October. The application season for the 2018 – 2020 programme will begin in September. For more information and to apply, please click here.