Dr Serra wins Ascending Scholar Prize
Dr Danila Serra (DPhil Economics, 2009) has won the The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) Vernon L. Smith 'Ascending Scholar Prize'. The Prize is awarded to a 'budding genius' in the social sciences.
Dr Serra, of Southern Methodist University, won the award for her widely-cited work on corruption and bribery. Her methodology is unique and innovative - using laboratory experiments to simulate real-time conditions that lead to corrupt practices. Her work emphasises that corruption is not just about money.
The prize recognises the impact her work has had on the discipline.