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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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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number a533.

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Length: 7, [2] p.
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:hit:hituec:a533

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Keywords: transition economies; corruption; marketization; rule of law; democratization;

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  1. 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.
  2. Hathroubi, Salem, 2013. "Epidemic corruption: a bio-economic homology," EconStor Preprints 73558, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
  3. Polterovich, V., 2013. "General Social Analysis and Reform Design," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 17(1), pages 185-188.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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