Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108320
Authors: 
Fazekas, Mihály
Tóth, István János
King, Lawrence Peter
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2013/39
Abstract: 
This paper develops 30 novel quantitative indicators of grand corruption that operationalize 20 distinct techniques of corruption in the context of public procurement. Each indicator rests on a thorough qualitative understanding of rent extraction from public contracts by corrupt networks as evidenced by academic literature, interviews and media content analysis. Feasibility and usefulness of the proposed indicators are demonstrated using micro-level public procurement data from Hungary in 2009-2012. While the prime value of this broad set of indicators is the possibility of combining them into a robust composite indicator of high-level corruption, the high degree of detail also reveals that many regulatory interventions have succeeded in changing the form of corruption, but not its overall incidence.
Subjects: 
public procurement
grand corruption
corruption technique
corruption indicators
micro data analysis
JEL: 
C81
D72
D73
H57
ISBN: 
978-615-5447-00-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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