Nils' work focuses on the behavioral aspects of corruption and unethical behavior.
Questions that he addresses range from:
Is self-serving lying intuitive or does honesty come naturally (meta-analysis here)?
Do higher public salaries indeed reduce corruption?
How does corruption unfold over time (paper here)?
Nils is the co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (ICRN) and together with Matthew Stephenson (Harvard Law School) and Christopher Starke (Uni Düsseldorf) is hosting Kick-Back - The Global Anti-Corruption Podcast
Nils is of Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Solutions and Knowledge Network of Experts and the UNODC Education for Justice Expert Roundtable that aims to foster tertiary education on anti-corruption.