A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption
43 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: July 20, 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: National Governance, Social Policy, Judicial System Reform, Legal Reform, Regulatory Regimes, Government Policies, Corruption and Anti-Corruption (Superceded), Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction, Legal Products, Legislation, Corruption & Anticorruption Law, Youth and Governance, Public Sector Economics
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