Corruption and the Rate of Temptation
AbstractThis paper develops and tests two efficiency wage models of corruption in the civil service. Under fair wage models, civil service wages are an important determinant of corruption. Under shirking models, the level of wages is of secondary importance, as potential bribes dwarf wage income. The empirical evidence points to a negative relationship between corruption and wages across developing countries. Tests as to the validity of the two different efficiency wage models are inconclusive.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 97/73.
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