On March 22 and March 23 the 7th KorrWiss (Colloquium for young researchers on corruption) of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Corruption (IRCN) took place at the Department for Political Sociology and Political Systems (University of Stuttgart). Curiously, it was located next to the Katharinen hospital, which is currently dealing with an investigation of corrupt practices. The six presentations, master theses and dissertations, from different disciplines, such as sociology, economics, urban planning, and political science, covered topics varying from effects of corruption on city development, or trust in the police, over incentive structures for managers that motivate financial misrepresentation to theoretical work that aims at distinguishing lobbying from corruption. They encouraged a fruitful scientific exchange and, although we were a relatively small number of attendants, helpful feedback for the development of the individual projects. The presenters came from various countries, such as Mexico, Ukraine, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany.
- Max Christian Braun (Free University Berlin): „How does CEO Regulatory Focus, Incentive Compensation, and Firm Performance affect Financial Misrepresentation?”
- Daria Patlai (University of Stuttgart): “Informal Rules and Relations in the Urban Development Process”
- Giovanna Rodriguez Garcia (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics): “The effect of party system nationalization on the perception of corruption”
- Benedict Stefani (Central European University): “Can impartiality be enforced? The impact of the National Anti-corruption Agency on corruption in Romanian municipalities”
- Sabrina Pfister (University of Zurich): “Trust in the police: What is the influence of values and corruption?”
- Felix Goldberg (University of Stuttgart): “A (preliminary) typology of corruption and lobbying”