MACS 2017 2019 8Students from the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) class of 2017-2019 have been on IACA’s Laxenburg campus for the last two weeks for the in-class portion of Module IV of the MACS programme, which focuses on the economics of corruption.

The two weeks of classes have included sessions covering macroeconomic theories and models of corruption, economic consequences and effects of corruption, economic approaches to human behaviour, and the social cost of corruption, among others.

Lectures have been delivered by IACA frequent visiting faculty members Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Passau, and Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr., Professor of Antitrust and Business Regulation at the University Center of Brasília. As part of the module students also made a study visit to the Austrian Federal Court of Audit, hearing from and meeting with officials including Rene Wenk, another of the Academy’s visiting faculty.

MACS 2017 2019 2The MACS students will be back on campus in October for their fifth module, on Corruption, Compliance and the Private Sector, which marks the beginning of their second year of study in the programme.

The MACS is a two-year, in-career programme consisting of seven modules and a master’s thesis and is specifically designed for working professionals.

It starts in October every year and applications are accepted year-round. Read more about the MACS here.