Corruption and Anticorruption in the Czech Republic
Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute); Czech National Bank (CNB); University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - The William Davidson Institute
Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute); CESifo; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - The William Davidson Institute; Osteuropa Institut; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 345
It is widely acknowledged that corruption has negative impact on economy and society. Transition process in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) uncovered dormant possibilities for corruption that consequently required appropriate steps to be taken against. We attempted to document the state of corruption in the Czech Republic and the measures introduced to fight it. We covered sectors of society and economy according to their importance in the prevention of a corruption and a consequential hazard to the society. We also described the governmental concept of anti-corruption measures and outlined achievements and failures of such a program. The overall impression favors persistent presence of corruption within the society and economy in the Czech Republic. The state of corruption in the country, measured by the Corruption Perception Index, presents a serious problem since the index does not improve as transition process advances. Numerous comparative studies, however, suggest that corruption is more prominent feature in a number of other transition countries. We believe that the institutional framework to prevent and fight corruption appears to be improving.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: Corruption, transition, institutions, hidden economy, administration
JEL Classification: H50, I20, K42, O17, P27, Z13working papers series
Date posted: January 4, 2001
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