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Some notes about decentralization process implications on public administration corruption in romania

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  • Tudorel Andrei
  • Ani Matei
  • Stelian Stancu
  • Bogdan Oancea

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The paper investigates some features of the corruption in the public administration in a country, which is in the process of integrating into the new structures of the European Union. We estimated the parameters of a regression model that analyses factors like political system pressure, administration transparency, and service quality provided by civil servants using data sets for a representative civil servants sample. Using the regression model and ANOVA we came to the conclusion, that the perception of the corruption has significant differences at the level of the four types of public administration institutions analysed in this paper. The main result is that the corruption level in the public administration is negatively influenced by the stability of the remuneration system, by the lack of transparency and by the political system pressure. On the other hand, church, media, and schools have a positive influence on the reduction of the corruption level.

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  • Tudorel Andrei & Ani Matei & Stelian Stancu & Bogdan Oancea, 2009. "Some notes about decentralization process implications on public administration corruption in romania," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(1), pages 26-37.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2009:y:2009:i:1:id:339:p:26-37
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    1. Anita Radman Peša & Mejra Festić, 2012. "Testing the “EU Announcement Effect” on Stock Market Indices and Macroeconomic Variables in Croatia Between 2000 and 2010," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2012(4), pages 450-469.
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    3. Andrei, Tudorel & Profiroiu, Marius & Oancea, Bogdan & TurtureaN, Marius & Matei, Ani, 2010. "Analiza unor aspecte legate de mobilitatea si politizarea functiei publice in administratia publica din Romania," MPRA Paper 25957, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 19 Sep 2010.

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    Keywords

    econometric models; corruption analysis; public administration;

    JEL classification:

    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration

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