Johann Graf Lambsdorff Leads Sixth Best Of Seminar

International anti-corruption expert Johann Graf Lambsdorff gave IACA’s sixth “Best Of” seminar on 5 and 6 July to professionals from around the world.

Prof. Dr. Lambsdorff is globally recognized for his work on measuring corruption and the institutional and behavioural economics of reform. He previously designed the Corruption Perceptions Index on behalf of Transparency International.

In addition to presenting his pioneering research in the two-day seminar, he discussed the causes and consequences of corruption, as well as the costs of fighting it. Participants also went on an “Ethics Hike” around Laxenburg’s park, during which they discussed and analyzed a case study that raised ethical dilemmas. The main objective of the hike was to build reasoning and practical skills in the application of anti-corruption knowledge.

Prof. Dr. Lambsdorff holds a professorship in Economic Theory at the University of Passau and is one of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty, including in the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme.

The “Best Of” series aims to give professionals further insight into improving the design, management, and sustainability of anti-corruption regimes. Each seminar is delivered by a preeminent anti-corruption authority who shares the “best of” his or her work in the field.

The five previous editions featured Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Professor Michael Johnston (Colgate University), Professor Robert Klitgaard (Claremont Graduate University), Professor Bo Rothstein (University of Gothenburg), and Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale University).

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