Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts online workshop series announced

The mini online workshop series entitled Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts will take place every Friday in November 2020 (precise times tbc depending on presenters' time zones).

This mini-series of online workshops aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to improve our theoretical, empirical and methodological understanding of different aspects of corruption, rent-seeking behaviours, and informal practices within different institutional contexts.

Each workshop will be free to attend and will last approximately two hours. Further details for the sessions will be announced in early October.

The workshop series is brought to you by the Institute for International Management (Loughborough University London), the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (Birkbeck University of London), and the Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies (University College London).

As part of the workshop series, the organisers have launched a call for papers looking for work that sheds light on corruption and other forms of rent-seeking behaviours within different institutional and socio-cultural contexts from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective.

The organisers welcome submissions from any relevant discipline addressing issues including (but not limited to):

  • Corruption and institutional quality/context
  • Determinants and/or consequences of corruption
  • Citizens’ attitudes towards rent-seeking behaviour
  • Informal practices, formal and informal institutions
  • Informal practices and corruption
  • Informal networks, social norms, and corruption
  • Trust, corruption, and institutions
  • Corruption, tax evasion, and tax morale
  • Definitions and concepts of corruption
  • Compliance and the rule of Law

Submissions should be sent to Dr Gerhard Schnyder, Director of the Institute for International Management by 7 September 2020. The submission should be sent with “Four Fridays for Corruption” included in the subject line. Authors of accepted submissions will be notified by 28 September 2020. For more information about the call for papers, please see here.