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On the Evolution of Corruption Patterns in the Post-Communist Countries

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  • Andrzej Cieslik

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  • Lukasz Goczek

    () (University of Warsaw)

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In this paper, we study the evolution of corruption patterns in 27 post-communist countries during the period 1996-2012 using the Control of Corruption Index and the corruption category Markov transition probability matrix. This method allows us to generate the long-run distribution of corruption among the post-communist countries. Our empirical findings suggest that corruption in the post-communist countries is a very persistent phenomenon that does not change much over time. Several theoretical explanations for such a result are provided.

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  • Andrzej Cieslik & Lukasz Goczek, 2015. "On the Evolution of Corruption Patterns in the Post-Communist Countries," Working Papers 7/2015, Institute of Economic Research, revised Jan 2015.
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    1. Andrzej Cieślik & Łukasz Goczek, 2015. "Corruption and Export Performance in Post-communist Countries: Evidence from Firm-level Data," Ekonomia journal, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, vol. 42.
    2. repec:rom:rampas:v:2017:y:2017:i:28:p:25-44 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    corruption; Markov transition probability matrix; post-communist countries;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • P37 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Legal

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