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Paul is an assistant professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research focuses on corruption, especially as it affects subnational governments in the Americas. Two basic questions motivate his research: First, how does corruption actually work in practice? Second, what tools are available for limiting corruption’s harmful effects? By relying on field experiments, Paul offers insights on corruption’s regressive impact on society, the factors maintaining a corrupt status quo, and the conditions under which anti-corruption monitoring is most effective. He is the co-editor with Susan Rose-Ackerman of Greed, Corruption, and the Modern State: Essays in Political Economy (2015).


Institution / Affiliation : Columbia University

Geographical Region: North America
Methodology: Field Experiments
Policy: Corruption