A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption

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Laarni Escresa

University of the Philippines, Diliman - School of Economics

Lucio Picci

University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Institute for Corruption Studies

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Date Written: July 20, 2015

Abstract

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Policy, Judicial System Reform, Legal Reform, Regulatory Regimes, Government Policies, Corruption and Anti-Corruption (Superceded), Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction, Legal Products, Legislation, Corruption & Anticorruption Law, Youth and Governance, Public Sector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

Suggested Citation

Escresa, Laarni and Picci, Lucio, A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption (July 20, 2015). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7371. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633791

Laarni Escresa (Contact Author)

University of the Philippines, Diliman - School of Economics ( email )

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F. M. Guerrero corner S. Osmena Sts
U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines

Lucio Picci

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

Strada Maggiore 45
Bologna, 40125
Italy

Institute for Corruption Studies

Stevenson Hall 425
Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

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