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Corruption: Measuring the Unmeasurable

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  • Zaman, Asad
  • Rahim, Faizur

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While the strategy of measuring and quantifying has been extremely successful, and valuable in the progress of science, it does not follow that it is universally useful. We argue that attempts to measure corruption can be counterproductive in several different ways. Qualitative and action oriented approaches may prove more valuable. A political economy explanation of why extremely distorted and biased measures of corruption continue to be used is also offered.

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  • Zaman, Asad & Rahim, Faizur, 2008. "Corruption: Measuring the Unmeasurable," MPRA Paper 13882, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:13882
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    1. George T. Abed & Hamid R Davoodi, 2000. "Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies," IMF Working Papers 00/132, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Chang, Ha-Joon, 2000. "The Hazard of Moral Hazard: Untangling the Asian Crisis," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 775-788, April.
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    2. Asad Zaman & Arif Naveed & Atiq-ur-Rehman, 2014. "Wealth as an Indicator of Socio-Economic Welfare: Islamic Views," PIDE-Working Papers 2014:112, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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    Keywords

    Corruption; measurement; quantitative imperative; corruption perception index;

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    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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