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dc.contributor.authorGander, James P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-28T12:40:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-28T12:40:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64468-
dc.description.abstractA simple micro model of a firm's investment decision made under the uncertainty of the success of a bribe of a government official is developed. The probability of success of the bribe is a function of the amount paid to the official to get things done. The operational model runs the amount of the bribe on such determinants as firm size, country size, shareholder ownership, political instability, and court system. The data covers the periods 2002-2005 and 2006-2010, includes 150 developing countries and has data on some 72,000 firms. Several econometric estimation methods were used. The findings support earlier studies, to wit, firm size and country size are inversely related to the index of corruption. Political instability and the court system were positively related to corruption. Policy implications of the findings are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Utah, Dep. of Economics Salt Lake City, Utahen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Utah, Department of Economics 2011-01en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFirmen_US
dc.subject.keywordCorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordUncertaintyen_US
dc.subject.keywordDeveloping Countriesen_US
dc.titleMicroeconomics of corruption among developing economiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65624819Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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