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Local Governance and Corruption of a Country in the Process of Joining the European Union

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  • Teodorescu, Daniel

    (Emory University, Atlanta)

  • Andrei, Tudorel

    () (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest)

  • Rosca, Ion Gh.

    (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest)

  • Profiroiu, Marius

    (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest)

  • Turtureanu, Mihai

    (Ministry of Interior and Administration Reform Bucharest)

Abstract

Using data from a survey of mayors in Romania, this study analyzes some of the causes of corruption within a local public administration system of a country that joined the European Union structures as of January 1, 2007. The analysis is directly connected to the ongoing processes of decentralization and democratization. A logistic regression model was used to explain the mayors’ perception of the influence of corruption in the reform process within local public administration structures, as well as the identification of the major causes of corruption.

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  • Teodorescu, Daniel & Andrei, Tudorel & Rosca, Ion Gh. & Profiroiu, Marius & Turtureanu, Mihai, 2007. "Local Governance and Corruption of a Country in the Process of Joining the European Union," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 4(4), pages 49-60, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:4:y:2007:i:4:p:49-60
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    Keywords

    Corruption; decentralization process; local governance; logistical model;

    JEL classification:

    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration

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