Why are some democracies less corrupt than others? Understanding the link between women representation and corruption
The aim of this project is to investigate how and why women in elected office is associated with lower levels of corruption. Does women representation really cause reductions in corruption? If so, why? Will the effects last over time? What forms of corruption are reduced? The project brings both theoretical and empirical innovations to this field of research and builds on quasi experimental designs, regional level survey and survey experiments as well as local data over time.