Corruption and culture: An Experimental Analysis
Why do some people choose corruption over honesty and others not?� Do the social norms and values prevailing in the societies in which they grew up affect their decisions?� In 2005, we conducted a bribery experiment and found that, among undergraduates, we could predict who would act corruptly with reference to the level of corruption in their home country.� Among graduates we could not.� In 2007, we replicated our result.� We conclude that individuals' propensities to act corruptly may reflect the cultures in which they grew up.� However, certain types of individuals may not conform to their cultures and could, therefore, act as agents for change.
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