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Money versus Morality: is corruption just a matter of mis-aligned incentives?

How adequate are current measures in tackling complex human behaviour such as corruption? David Nussbaum, chief executive of Transparency International, will explore the subject in a public lecture at LSE on Wednesday 18 October.

Corruption costs upwards of one trillion dollars a year. The British government announced in June a special police squad to tackle corruption, and the World Bank publicly lists 193 named firms and individuals that have been blacklisted for corrupt acts. But how adequate are such technical measures in tackling complex human behaviour such as corruption?

Professor Tim Besley, LSE, will chair this event.

Money versus Morality: is corruption just a matter of mis-aligned incentives? is on Wednesday 18 October 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

Notes:

Transparency International
Transparency International is a global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. The organisation's mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. As such, it challenges the inevitability of corruption, and offers hope to its victims, playing a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world, by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement, raising awareness and diminishing apathy and tolerance of corruption, as well as devising and implementing practical actions to address it. For more information, see http://www.transparency.org/|

posted 12 October 2006

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