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Do Anti-Corruption Educational Campaigns Reach Students? : Evidence from Russia and Ukraine

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Leontyeva, Elvira

In: Educational studies. Moscow, 2016, no. 1, p. 61-83

The authors investigate the effect of anti-corruption educational materials — an informational folder with materials designed by Transparency International — on the willingness of students to participate in an anti-corruption campaign and their general judgment about corruption in two cities in Russia and Ukraine by conducting experiments. During a survey of 350 students in Khabarovsk,...

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Regional differences in perceived corruption among Ukrainian firms

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber , Martin

In: Eurasian geography and economics, 2014, vol. 55, no. 1, p. 10-36

This paper investigates regional differences in the perception of corruption and informal practices among Ukrainian firms. Using two different data sets from Ukraine, we show that perceived corruption differs significantly across regions, even when taking into account the size, industry, workforce composition, and other characteristics of the firms based on propensity score matching. In...

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The effects of anti-corruption videos on attitudes towards corruption in a Ukrainian online survey

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Prytula, Yaroslav

(Working Papers SES ; 499)

This paper presents the outcomes of an anti-corruption educational intervention among Ukrainian students based on an online experiment. More than 3,000 survey participants were randomly assigned to one of three different videos on corruption and its consequences (treatment groups) or a video on higher education (control group). The data suggest a high level of academic dishonesty and...

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On the Development of Students’ Attitudes towards Corruption and Cheating in Russian Universities

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Leontyeva, Elvira

In: European Journal of Higher Education, 2016, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 128-143

Based on empirical data from selected public universities in Khabarovsk, Russia, this paper compares first and fifth year students regarding their attitudes towards corruption in general and university corruption in particular. Even after making both groups of students comparable with respect to a range of socio-economic characteristics by a matching approach, the results suggest that fifth...

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Combining experimental evidence with machine learning to assess anti-corruption educational campaigns among Russian university students

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Leontyeva, Elvira ; Solovyeva, Anna

(Working Papers SES ; 487)

This paper examines how anti-corruption educational campaigns affect the attitudes of Russian university students towards corruption and academic integrity. About 2,000 survey participants were randomly assigned to one of four different information materials (brochures or videos) about the negative consequences of corruption or to a control group. Using machine learning to detect effect...

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On the development of students’ attitudes towards corruption and cheating in Russian universities

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Leontyeva, Elvira

(Working Papers SES ; 467)

Based on empirical data from selected public universities in Khabarovsk, Russia, this paper compares first and fifth year students regarding their attitudes towards corruption in general and university corruption in particular. Even after making both groups of students comparable with respect to a range of socio-economic characteristics by a matching approach, the results suggest that fifth year...

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An experimental evaluation of an anti-corruption intervention among Ukrainian university students

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Prytula, Yaroslav

(Working Papers SES ; 462)

In this paper, we investigate experimentally the effect of an anti-corruption intervention -an info folder based on materials developed by Transparency International- on Ukrainian university students’ willingness to participate in an anti-corruption campaign and their general attitude toward corruption. In a survey of 600 students in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, individuals were randomly exposed...