Causes of Corruption in Russia: A Disaggregated Analysis

28 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2011 Last revised: 12 Feb 2016

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Veronika Belousova

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics

Iikka Korhonen

Bank of Finland - Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)

Date Written: December 14, 2011

Abstract

This paper examines determinants of corruption across Russian regions. Key contributions include: (i) a formal study of economic corruption determinants across Russian regions; (ii) comparisons of determinants of perceived corruption versus those of actual corruption; and (iii) studying the influence of market competition and other factors on corruption. The results show that economic prosperity, population, market competition and urbanization are significant determinants of Russian corruption. The use of alternative corruption measures reveals that economic prosperity and population have a largely similar impact on corruption perceptions and corruption incidence. However, there are significant differences in the effects of competition and urbanization.

Keywords: corruption perceptions, corruption incidence, Russia, government, competition

JEL Classification: K42, O42, P37

Suggested Citation

Belousova, Veronika and Goel, Rajeev K. and Korhonen, Iikka, Causes of Corruption in Russia: A Disaggregated Analysis (December 14, 2011). Journal of Economics and Finance, No. August, 2014; BOFIT Discussion Paper No. 31/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1973527

Veronika Belousova

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

Iikka Korhonen (Contact Author)

Bank of Finland - Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) ( email )

P.O.Box 160
Helsinki 00101
Finland

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