Chiara Amini University College London –
University College London – UK
Individualistic values are often presented as promoting economic development; however, their links to relevant behaviour and preferences at the micro-level remain under-explored. Here we investigate the relationship between individualistic values and personal attitudes towards reporting corruption. Unlike much of the previous research which focuses on attitudes towards corruption, we analyse the micro-level mechanisms relating to one’s willingness to escape the status quo and act against corruption. Our findings indicate that individualism is associated with a greater likelihood to act against corruption. The effect estimated is small but highly significant and robust to changes in estimators and specifications.
Chiara Amini is an applied economist with broad interests in labour and development economics. She is particularly interested in a multidisciplinary approach that draws from other disciplines, such as sociology, educational studies and psychology. Her most recent research projects focus on attitudes towards corruption and well-being.
21 June 2021
14:30 at 16:00
Politecnico di Milano