UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


CANCELLED Call for Papers: Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour

14 March 2020


Please note: This Call for papers has been suspended and the workshop in June cancelled.

CANCELLED: One-day workshop on “Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts” (London, 11 June 2020).

This one-day WINIR-sponsored workshop 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.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 1 April 2020. We welcome contributions from different academic disciplines (including, but not limited to, political science, economics, development studies, law, sociology, social psychology, and organisational studies), using different level of analysis (individuals, firms and organisations, sectors, regions, countries, etc.) and different methodologies and techniques (theoretical, empirical, qualitative, quantitative, comparative, etc.).

Specifically, we invite submission of papers 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

The workshop will be held in London on 11 June 2020. It is organised by the Institute of International Management (Loughborough University London), The Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS – Birkbeck university of London) and the Centre for Comparative Studies for Emerging Economies (UCL, London).