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A Model Of Corruption In An Investment Project

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  • Soumyen Sikdar

    (Dept. of Economics, Calcutta University, India)

  • Sarbajit Chaudhuri

    (Dept. of Economics, Calcutta University, India)

Abstract

The present paper analyzes the phenomenon of corruption in the context of a Public Works Department (PWD) in a developing country city and examines its tenacity in the face of anticorruption measures. Different behaviour patterns of the supervisor (official) of the PWD have been considered. The interesting result to emerge is that corruption may show a high degree of robustness against marginal attacks and such measures may actually be counterproductive in the different cases considered in this paper.

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  • Soumyen Sikdar & Sarbajit Chaudhuri, 2005. "A Model Of Corruption In An Investment Project," Public Economics 0510020, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0510020
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    Keywords

    Corruption; investment project; supervisor; contractor; bribe; anticorruption measures;

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures

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