Factors Driving Bribe Payments: Survey Evidence from Croatia

Transition Studies Review, 19(1): 2012, pp.13-22

Posted: 18 Oct 2014

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Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics

Jelena Budak

Institute of Economics, Zagreb

Edo Rajh

Independent

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Date Written: April 1, 2012

Abstract

This research draws on a unique, large dataset of individuals in Croatia regarding their corruption experiences to analyze determinants of bribe payments. Taking account of economic, personal, social and geographic factors, results show that while greater competition for favors makes bribe offers more likely, females are less likely to offer bribes. A larger government size seems more focused on strengthening checks and balances rather than lengthening red tape. Robustness checks generally support these results.

Keywords: Bribery, Corruption, Economic prosperity, Government, Gender, Croatia

JEL Classification: K42, P37

Suggested Citation

Goel, Rajeev K. and Budak, Jelena and Rajh, Edo, Factors Driving Bribe Payments: Survey Evidence from Croatia (April 1, 2012). Transition Studies Review, 19(1): 2012, pp.13-22 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2511035

Rajeev K. Goel (Contact Author)

Illinois State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

Jelena Budak

Institute of Economics, Zagreb ( email )

Croatia

Edo Rajh

Independent ( email )

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