Experiments in Culture and Corruption: A Review

Banuri, Sheheryar and Eckel, Catherine (2012) Experiments in Culture and Corruption: A Review. In: New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption. Research in Experimental Economics, 15 . Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 51-76. ISBN 978-1-78052-784-0

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Lab studies on culture and corruption have led to some puzzling, contradictory results. This chapter begins with a discussion of non-experimental work in this area and evaluates the experimental findings in the context of earlier research. We sketch out the channels through which culture interacts with corruption (i.e., through institutions and social norms) and argue that discrepancies in experimental results may be due to differences in design (including repetition or unobserved variation in beliefs) or due to differences in the response to punishment across societies. In addition to exploring design-based reasons for previous contradictory findings, avenues for future research include: behavioral responses to different types of externalities; replicating results in different countries; and utilizing the lab to formulate effective anti-corruption measures.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 09:04
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60793
DOI: 10.1108/S0193-2306%282012%290000015005

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