A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption
World Bank Economic Review (2015) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhv031
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 Last revised: 4 Nov 2015
Date Written: July 24, 2015
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, Corruption index, Judicial statistics, Causes of corruption, FCPA , OECD Anti-bribery Convention, International corruption
JEL Classification: H11, H50, D73, C18, C43, F53, F55
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