Indicators of Corruption in Public Procurement: The Example of Russian Regions

25 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2014

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Anna Balsevich

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Elena A. Podkolzina

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Date Written: November 25, 2014

Abstract

Corruption is widely spread across the world and is believed to affect economic growth negatively. It is most persistent in the developing countries. Russian economy is not an exception. Significant losses are also reported in public procurement in Russia due to corruption. Unfortunately, to measure corruption is very challenging. In this paper, using the data on procurement in one of the Russian regions as an example, we suggest and discuss different indicators of corruption that might have taken place during the procurement process. We also provide some preliminary estimates of how corruption influences the results of public procurement in this region.

Keywords: public procurement; corruption

JEL Classification: H57, D73

Suggested Citation

Balsevich, Anna and Podkolzina, Elena A., Indicators of Corruption in Public Procurement: The Example of Russian Regions (November 25, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 76/EC/2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2530518 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2530518

Anna Balsevich (Contact Author)

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Elena A. Podkolzina

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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