Hiding, Circumvention, Public Procurement, and Shaping Laws: The Role of Networks and Bribery in Bulgaria

Yalamov, Todor. "Hiding, Circumvention, Public Procurement, and Shaping Laws: The Role of Networks and Bribery in Bulgaria." Eastern European Economics 50.5 (2012): 93-111.

Posted: 20 Feb 2015

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Todor Yalamov

Saint Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia - Department of Economics and Business Administration; Center for the Study of Democracy; ARC Fund

Date Written: February 26, 2013

Abstract

This paper looks at corruption as noncompliant behavior. It argues that bribery is a substitute for being connected and statistically tests various forms of this proposition in the context of Bulgaria. This approach is tested with two illegitimate goals (hiding and circumvention) of economic behavior and two legitimate goals (influencing laws and public procurement) that might be achieved by noncompliant means. The findings suggest that bribery is used primarily when companies are engaged in hidden economic activities and circumvention of the law, while networks turn out to be the only significant variable when firms attempt to influence new legislation or acquire public procurement contracts.

Suggested Citation

Yalamov, Todor and Yalamov, Todor, Hiding, Circumvention, Public Procurement, and Shaping Laws: The Role of Networks and Bribery in Bulgaria (February 26, 2013). Yalamov, Todor. "Hiding, Circumvention, Public Procurement, and Shaping Laws: The Role of Networks and Bribery in Bulgaria." Eastern European Economics 50.5 (2012): 93-111., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2225401

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