On Institutional Designs and Corruption by Imitation
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we claim the corruption is driven by imitative behavior for those agents facing an institutional design of corruption. So this paper analyzes an individual level approach and tackles the question of why people engage in corrupt exchange. We show that institutional design determines corruption and that there exists a threshold level in order to imitate the noncorrupt (honest) behavior.
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- Karl H. Schlag, .
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ELSE working papers
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"Which one should I imitate?,"
Journal of Mathematical Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 493-522, May.
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"Why Imitate, and if so, How? Exploring a Model of Social Evolution,"
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"Games in Economic Development,"
Cambridge University Press, number 9780521867580, October.
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