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Investigating the cultural patterns of corruption: A nonparametric analysis

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  • Halkos, George
  • Tzeremes, Nickolaos

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By using a sample of 77 countries our analysis applies several nonparametric techniques in order to reveal the link between national culture and corruption. Based on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions and the corruption perception index, the results reveal that countries with higher levels of corruption tend to have higher power distance and collectivism values in their society.

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  • Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2011. "Investigating the cultural patterns of corruption: A nonparametric analysis," MPRA Paper 32546, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Monica Violeta Achim, 2016. "Cultural Dimension of Corruption: A Cross-Country Survey," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 22(3), pages 333-345, August.

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    Keywords

    Nonparametric methods; Corruption perception index; National culture;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • C19 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Other

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