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Vliv korupčního prostředí na efektivitu firem v nových zemích Evropské unie
[Corruption and Firm Efficiency in New EU Countries]


  • Jan Hanousek
  • Anastasiya Shamshur
  • Jiří Trešl


We study the effects of corruption on firm efficiency using a unique comprehensive dataset of private firms from 10 Central and Eastern European countries for the period from 2002 to 2013. We find that an environment characterized by a high level of corruption has an adverse effect on firm efficiency. This effect is amplified for firms with a lower propensity to behave corruptly, i.e. foreign-controlled firms, while domestically-owned firms are not penalized. At the same time, an environment characterized by considerable heterogeneity in perception of corruption is associated with an increase in firm efficiency.

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  • Jan Hanousek & Anastasiya Shamshur & Jiří Trešl, 2016. "Vliv korupčního prostředí na efektivitu firem v nových zemích Evropské unie [Corruption and Firm Efficiency in New EU Countries]," Politická ekonomie, Prague University of Economics and Business, vol. 2016(8), pages 905-921.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2016:y:2016:i:8:id:1117:p:905-921
    DOI: 10.18267/j.polek.1117

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    efficiency; corruption; ownership structure; firms; panel data; stochastic frontier; Europe;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • F37 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Finance Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation


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