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  1. Richard Messick
    Richard Messick April 20, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Yes, thanks for a fine contribution. Have you seen the post on GAB about the PNG phones against corruption program?

    Curious as to your thoughts. I thought one of its promising features was instant feedback to those filing a report.

  2. Rohan Fox
    Rohan Fox April 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    A fascinating post, thank you Caryn. It seems that the use of social norms could be highly relevant to fighting corruption, as the links I’ve provided show . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDapEhBGuQc&t=2m35s, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jasp.12223/abstract, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/586910.

    An example of successful use of social norms is the UK behavioural economics unit study which showed that the most successful letter to people who were late in handing in their tax returns was one which stated that “9 out of 10 taxpayers pay their tax on time”.

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