Oguzhan (Oz) Dincer

I am a Professor of Economics and the Founding Director of the Institute for Corruption Studies at the Illinois State University. My main research interests are Development Economics and Public Economics with a particular focus on corruption.

I was a research fellow at the Corruption Lab which was founded by Larry Lessig at Harvard Law School’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics until 2015. Currently, I am a research fellow at CESifo at LMU Munich.

I received my BS and PhD in Economics from METU (Ankara, Turkey) and University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), respectively.

My CV can be viewed here.

Recent Publications

  • “Legal Corruption?” Public Choice, forthcoming (with Michael Johnston).
  • “If You’re Corrupt You’d Better Be Free” Journal of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Does Corruption Kill? Evidence from Half a Century Infant Mortality Data” Social Science and Medicine, 2019, 232: 332-339 (with Ozgur Teoman).
  • “Does Corruption Slow Down Innovation? Evidence from A Cointegrated Panel of U.S. States” European Journal of Political Economy, 2019, 56: 1-10.

Working Papers

  • “A Tale of Two Corruptions” (with Michael Johnston).
  • “The Effects of Federal Regulations on Corruption in U.S. States” (with Burak Gunalp).
  • “Shelter in Place? Depends on the Place: Corruption and Social Distancing in American States” (with Robert Gillanders).
  • “One Bad Apple Spoils the Bottom of the Bunch: Corruption and Poverty in U.S. States” (with Ben King).