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Divining the level of corruption: A Bayesian state-space approach

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  • Standaert, Samuel
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    This paper outlines a new methodological framework for combining indicators of corruption. The state-space framework extends the methodology of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) to fully make use of the time-structure present in corruption data. It is estimated using a Bayesian Gibbs sampler algorithm.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Comparative Economics.

    Volume (Year): 43 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 782-803

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jcecon:v:43:y:2015:i:3:p:782-803
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2014.05.007
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