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Measures of corruption and determinants of US corruption

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  • Rajeev Goel
  • Michael Nelson

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  • Rajeev Goel & Michael Nelson, 2011. "Measures of corruption and determinants of US corruption," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 155-176, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:12:y:2011:i:2:p:155-176
    DOI: 10.1007/s10101-010-0091-x
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    Keywords

    Corruption; Convictions; Perceptions; Government; Enforcement; Location; K42; H11; H80;
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    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H80 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - General

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