Master of Public Policy  

Diagnosing crony capitalism and kleptocracy

This project course is an innovative attempt to research crony capitalism and kleptocracy. It is run in partnership with the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, which will do the research on Ukraine and Russia, while our class will cover all the countries that are of interest to students. The goal is to define cony and political capitalism and identify indicators and data sources to diagnose it. Students will cooperate on creating a diagnosis tool and report for corrupt capitalism by directly writing various parts. The final report will include both quantitative parts and short country narratives which will be published on the Corruption Risk Forecast ( Volunteers will be able to record podcasts and short videos of their contributions, which will be published by the European Research Centre for Anti-corruption and State-Building – ERCAS (established at the Hertie School) and our partner, the Center for International Private Enterprise – CIPE.

This course is for 1st year MPP students only.