Of the economics students that took the survey (39 of them):
- 21% would prefer to work in a bank than a development agency;
- 73% favour relatively high wages for public officials;
- 94% would work for an International Organization;
- 23% think we should accept corruption as a fact of life.
Not surprisingly, people who prefer banks to development agencies are completely against high salaries in government.
People with lower grades tend to prefer banking and are more likely to tolerate corruption as they also come from more corrupt countries (according to Transparency International).
Finally, people from corrupt countries seem to tolerate corruption more, being more likely to accept it as a part of life. Furthermore, they would rather work in development agencies.
None of these results are significant.The winner of the free lunch is Tadashi Ito.