External Validity of Corruption Laboratory Experiments

New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption, Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 15, editors L. Wantchekon and D. Serra. ISBN: 9781780527840

Posted: 18 Jul 2014

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Amadou Boly

African Development Bank

Olivier Armantier

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Synopsis of whole book instead of Abstract: This volume provides a comprehensive review of the empirical evidence on corruption generated by recent laboratory and field experiments conducted by economists and political scientists. The first part of the volume reviews the evidence produced by laboratory experiments in relation to gender and cultural differences in corruption decision making, as well as the effectiveness of different anticorruption policies. It concludes with an assessment of the external validity of corruption investigations relying on laboratory experiments. The second part of the volume reviews recent contributions to corruption research made through the use of field experiments.

Special attention is given to advances in measuring corruption in the field, investigations of clientelism and vote-buying, and the role that information can play in the fight against corruption. A critical assessment of the effectiveness of “top-down” and “bottom-up” anticorruption interventions completes this section. The volume concludes with important reflections on the role that behavioral and experimental economics can play in anticorruption research and practice.

Suggested Citation

Boly, Amadou and Armantier, Olivier, External Validity of Corruption Laboratory Experiments (2011). New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption, Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 15, editors L. Wantchekon and D. Serra. ISBN: 9781780527840. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2466867

Amadou Boly (Contact Author)

African Development Bank ( email )

Rue Joseph Anoma
Abidjan, Ivory Coast 01 BP 1387
Ivory Coast (Cote D'ivoire)

Olivier Armantier

Federal Reserve Bank of New York ( email )

33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
United States

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