David Jancsics is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus. Prior to joining the SDSU-IV faculty, he taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rutgers University in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. The main areas of his research involve corruption, informal practices and white-collar crime. His current research agenda focuses on corruption on the US-Mexico border. His work has been published in various academic outlets, such as International Public Management Journal, Administration & Society, Public Integrity, and Crime, Law and Social Change. In 2014 one of his co-authored papers, “The Role of Power in Organizational Corruption,” was selected as the winner of the Best Article Award of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Jancsics is a co-guest editor of Public Administration Review’s forthcoming special issue on public corruption.

Recent publications

  • 2017 Abel Polese, Borbála Kovács and David Jancsics. “Informality ‘in spite of’ or ‘beyond’ the State: Evidence from Hungary and Romania”. European Societies. Available online: July, 2017. DOI:10.1080/14616696.2017.1354390
  • 2017 David Jancsics. “Offshoring at Home? Domestic Use of Shell Companies for Corruption”. Public Integrity. Vol. 19, No. 1. Pp. 4-21.
  • 2017 Adam Graycar and David Jancsics. “Gift Giving and Corruption”. International Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 40, No. 12. Pp. 1013-1023.
  • 2017 David Jancsics. “From Local Cliques to Mafia State: The Evolution of Network Corruption”. In Twenty-Four Sides of a Post-Communist Mafia State, edited by Bálint Magyar and Júlia Vásárhelyi. CEU Press.
  • 2017 David Jancsics. (Book Review) Corruption in Public Administration: An Ethnographic Approach, edited by Davide Torsello (Edward Elgar, 2016), in American Review of Public Administration. Available online: Oct, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0275074017734643
  • 2017 David Jancsics. “Brokerage”. In Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, edited by Alena V. Ledeneva. UCL Press (forthcoming)
  • 2017 David Jancsics. “Stróman”. In Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, edited by Alena V. Ledeneva. UCL Press (forthcoming)

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David Jancsics


School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University - Imperial Valley Campus

Professional Title

Assistant Professor of Public Administration


  • Americas
  • Europe and Central Asia




- Corruption on the US-Mexico border
- Corruption in Central and Eastern Europe
- Organizational corruption
- White-collar crime
- Informal practices
- Qualitative research

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