Corruption, Connections and Transparency: Does a Better Screen Imply a Better Scene?
Public Choice, 2001, vol. 107, issue 1, 87-96
A higher level of transparency in decision making increases the probability that corruption or wrongdoing is detected. It may also improve outsiders' information about the identities of key decision makers, thereby enhance incentives to establish “connections” for corruption. The connections effect may dominate the detection effect for local improvement in transparency and generate an increase in corruption, a prediction sharply in contrast with standard theories of transparency. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
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