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Corruption in Russia

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  • Guenther G. Schulze
  • Bambang Suharnoko Sjahrir
  • Nikita Zakharov

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    (Department of International Economic Policy, University of Freiburg)

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Analyzing law enforcement data on corruption incidents for a panel of 79 Russian regions for the period 2004-2007, we find that the relative salaries of bureaucrats determine corruption levels: Corruption declines as relative salaries rise up to a turning point, beyond which corruption rises again. Other important determinants are the strength of law enforcement, available rents through government budgets and natural resources, education levels, unemployment rates, and income inequality.

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Paper provided by Department of International Economic Policy, University of Freiburg in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 22.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
Date of revision: Apr 2013
Handle: RePEc:fre:wpaper:22

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Keywords: Corruption; Russia; bureaucracy; law enforcement;

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  1. Zohal Hessami, 2013. "Corruption, Public Procurement, and the Budget Composition: Theory and Evidence from OECD Countries," Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 2013-27, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz.

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