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The culture of corruption: A nonparametric analysis

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  • George E. Halkos

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    (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

  • Nickolaos G. Tzeremes

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    (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

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By using a sample of 77 countries the analysis applies several nonparametric techniques in order to reveal the link between national culture and corruption. Based on Hofstede΄s cultural dimensions and the corruption perception index, the results reveal that countries with higher levels of corruption tend to have higher power distance and collectivism values in their society.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 315-324

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00737

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Keywords: Nonparametric methods; Corruption perception index; National culture;

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