Does the evidence on corruption depend on how it is measured? Results from a cross-country study on microdata sets

Ishita Chatterjee, Ranjan Ray

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While much of the existing literature on corruption looks at the effect of corruption on macro variables such as growth rates and income distribution, this study provides a departure by focussing on victims of corruption by using microdata to compare civilian and business corruption. This study finds that businesses face a stronger incidence of bribe demands than individuals. Though there are several differences between the determinants of the two forms of bribe victimization, there are also some similarities. Policies to combat corruption need to take into account both the differences and the similarities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3215 - 3227
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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