A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption
Laarni Escresa () and
The World Bank Economic Review, 2017, vol. 31, issue 1, 196-219
A new measure of cross-national corruption is constructed based on the geographic distribution of public officials involved in cross-border corruption cases. A comparison is made between the Public Administration Corruption Index (PACI) and perception-based measures, considers the extent to which differences between them are driven by systematic factors, and concludes that they are not. As more data on cases of cross-border bribery incidents become available, the PACI will provide an increasingly valid cross-national measure of corruption.
Keywords: Corruption statistics; Causes of corruption; Corruption index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C18 C43 D73 F53 F55 H11 H50 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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