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Combating Corruptions in International Business Transactions

UPF Economics and Business Working Paper No. 670

29 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2003  

Marco Celentani

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics

Juan-José Ganuza

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Jose-Luis Peydro

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences; Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE); Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: March 2003

Abstract

We analyze the impact of different types of international conventions that require signatory countries to penalize domestic firms that are found to have bribed foreign public officials. We analyze enforcement of penalties under a convention styled after the OECD's 'Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions', in which signatory countries commit to prosecuting firms that have bribed public officials of any foreign country. We compare the results with the case in which the convention requires signatory countries to commit to prosecuting firms that have bribed public officials of signatory countries only. We argue that the second type of convention is more likely to ensure enforcement of penalties on firms found to have bribed foreign public officials.

Keywords: International corruption, OECD convention

JEL Classification: C72, D72, F23, K42

Suggested Citation

Celentani, Marco and Ganuza, Juan-José and Peydro , Jose-Luis, Combating Corruptions in International Business Transactions (March 2003). UPF Economics and Business Working Paper No. 670. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=428163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.428163

Marco Celentani

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics ( email )

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Getafe, 28903
Spain
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Juan Ganuza (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

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Barcelona, 08005
Spain
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(34-98) 542 17 46 (Fax)

Jose-Luis Peydro

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

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Barcelona, Barcelona 08005
Spain
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(+34) 93 542 1746 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/joseluispeydroswebpage/

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE) ( email )

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Barcelona, Barcelona 08005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.barcelonagse.eu/Faculty.php?id=432

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom

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