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The determinants of corruption in transition economies

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  • Iwasaki, Ichiro
  • Suzuki, Taku

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This paper examines the determinants of corruption in transition economies. We found that the progress of structural reform, comprising marketization, rule of law, and democratization had a crucial impact on the extent of corruption control in former socialist countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 54-60

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:1:p:54-60

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Keywords: Transition economies; Corruption; Marketization; Rule of law; Democratization;

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  1. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Globalization, (fighting) corruption and development: how are these phenomena linearly and nonlinearly related in wealth effects?," MPRA Paper 36899, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Polterovich, V., 2013. "General Social Analysis and Reform Design," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 17(1), pages 185-188.
  3. Libman, Alexander & Obydenkova, Anastassia, 2013. "Communism or communists? Soviet legacies and corruption in transition economies," Frankfurt School - Working Paper Series 199, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
  4. Hathroubi, Salem, 2013. "Epidemic corruption: a bio-economic homology," EconStor Preprints 73558, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
  5. Timothy Hinks & Artjoms Ivlevs, 2012. "Bribing Behaviour and Sample Selection: Evidence from Post-Socialist countries and Western Europe," Working Papers 20121208, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.

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