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

  • Shelter in Place? Depends on the Place: Corruption and Social Distancing in American States” Social Science and Medicine, forthcoming (with Robert Gillanders).
  • “The Effects of Federal Regulations on Corruption in U.S. States” European Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming (with Burak Gunalp).
  • “Legal Corruption?” Public Choice, 2020, 184: 219-233 (with Michael Johnston).
  • “If You’re Corrupt You’d Better Be Free” Journal of Economic Studies, 2020, 47: 1307-1325.
  • “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

  • Pas De Deux of Illegal and Legal Corruption in America (with Michael Johnston)
  • Inflation and Income Inequality in the Long-Run: Evidence from OECD Countries
  • Corruption and Total Factor Productivity in the Long-Run: Evidence from Post-WW2 Turkey (with Ozgur Teoman and Tarkan Cavusoglu).
  • Black and (Thin) Blue (Line): Political Determinants of Police Killings in America (with Michael Johnston)