Riccardo is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for the Study of Corruption in the Department of Politics at the University of Sussex. He holds a MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies and BA in International Politics and Economic Development with European Studies from the University of Exeter. His research explores the role of social norms in driving and shaping perceptions of corruption and integrity in Ghana, and how these in turn can be used for effective policy interventions.
Riccardo D’Emidio explores why social norms and informality matter in considerations of corruption. Growing up in a British-Italian household I was regularly surprised by how differently people behaved in the