Bio

Danila Serra holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in Economics from Oxford University. She is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining SMU in August 2012, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida State University. Professor Serra is the inaugural recipient of the Vernon Smith Ascending Scholar Prize.

Professor Serra is a behavioral economist combining experimental methodologies and survey design for the study of corruption, governance and accountability. She has published numerous articles investigating the relationship between non-monetary incentives, social norms and culture on corruption. She has employed laboratory experiments to test the effectiveness of various anti-corruption policies, ranging from the use of online corruption reporting systems to the introduction of competition among bureaucrats supplying the same good or service.

Related Publications

Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Guyana, with reference to natural resource sectors

  • natural resources
  • redd
  • reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degredation

Brazil: overview of corruption and anti-corruption

  • brazil
  • Democracy
  • Lava Jato

Participatory lawmaking, public consultations and petitions

  • public consultations
  • petitions
  • participatory lawmaking

Data files for CariPAM report: Analysis of public accountability mechanisms in six Caribbean countries

  • political finance
  • access to information
  • conflicts of interest
  • public sector integrity
  • income and asset declaration

LOCAL INTEGRITY: ALLOWANCES, INTEREST AND ASSET DECLARATIONS, AND REVOLVING DOOR

  • local governance
  • revolving door
  • conflicts of interest
  • asset declaration

Danila Serra

Affiliation

Southern Methodist University

Professional Title

Researcher/ Assistant Professor

Region

  • Global
  • Americas

Country/Territory

Topics

Specialisms

Bottom-up accountability and anti-corruption; Experimental methods for the study of corruption and accountability; Social norms; culture and corruption.

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