Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104674
Authors: 
Ivlevs, Artjoms
King, Roswitha M.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8521
Abstract: 
We examine the effects of emigration and remittances on the corruption experience of migrant household members staying in the countries of origin. We hypothesize that the effects of emigration on corruption can be both positive (via migrant value transfer) and negative (via misuse of monetary remittances). Using Gallup Balkan Monitor survey data in instrumental variable analysis, we find that migrant households are more likely to face bribe situations and be asked for bribes by public officials. At the same time, having relatives abroad reduces the probability of actually paying a bribe. This beneficial effect is offset by receiving monetary remittances.
Subjects: 
emigration
corruption
institutions
diaspora externalities
Western Balkans
JEL: 
F22
F24
D73
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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