Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is a professor of policy analysis and democracy at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Her theory of corruption was published in various journal articles, most notably as ‘Becoming Denmark: How Societies Build Control of Corruption’ (Social Research, 2014) and ‘Corruption: Good Governance Needed to Power Innovation’ (Nature, 2015) and at greater length in a 2015 Cambridge University Press book A Quest for Good Governance. Her governance work is cited and applied by a string of development organizations for which she consults occasionally, but also by some EU governments and the European Commission. She designed several good governance assessment methodologies, most notably one to evaluate integrity in public universities published in Times Higher Education Supplement. She chairs the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at Hertie School of Governance, where she manages ANTICORRP, an ongoing FP7 research project on anticorruption policy and Horizon 20-20 project DIGIWHIST. She is also the author of a study on trust and public integrity in EU-28 commissioned by the 2016 Dutch EU presidency and the chair of the civil society anticorruption coalition in her native country Romania.