Does the evidence on corruption depend on how it is measured? Results from a cross-country study on microdata sets
AbstractWhile much of the existing literature on corruption looks at the effect of corruption on macro variables such as growth rates and income distribution, this study provides a departure by focussing on victims of corruption by using microdata to compare civilian and business corruption. This study finds that businesses face a stronger incidence of bribe demands than individuals. Though there are several differences between the determinants of the two forms of bribe victimization, there are also some similarities. Policies to combat corruption need to take into account both the differences and the similarities.
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Volume (Year): 44 (2012)
Issue (Month): 25 (September)
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- Ishita Chatterjee & Ranjan Ray, 2009. "Does the Evidence on Corruption Depend on how it is measured? Results from a Cross Country Study on Micro Data sets," Monash Economics Working Papers 07-09, Monash University, Department of Economics.
- C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
- D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
- D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
- D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
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- Ishita Chatterjee & Ranjan Ray, 2009. "Crime, Corruption and Institutions," Monash Economics Working Papers 20-09, Monash University, Department of Economics.
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