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The culture of corruption: A nonparametric analysis

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  • George E. Halkos

    () (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

  • Nickolaos G. Tzeremes

    () (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

Abstract

By using a sample of 77 countries the analysis applies several nonparametric techniques in order to reveal the link between national culture and corruption. Based on Hofstede΄s cultural dimensions and the corruption perception index, the results reveal that countries with higher levels of corruption tend to have higher power distance and collectivism values in their society.

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  • George E. Halkos & Nickolaos G. Tzeremes, 2012. "The culture of corruption: A nonparametric analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 315-324.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00737
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    Keywords

    Nonparametric methods; Corruption perception index; National culture;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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