Sextortion and Corruption

Doris Aja-Eke, Robert Gillanders, Idrissa Ouedraogo & Windkouni Haoua Eugenie Maiga (2023) Sextortion and corruption, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2023.2289894

7 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2023 Last revised: 22 Dec 2023

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Doris Aja-Eke

Dublin City University

Robert Gillanders

Dublin City University Business School

Idrissa Ouedraogo

Thomas Sankara University, Department of Economics, CEDRES; Université Norbert Zongo

Eugenie Maiga

Université Norbert Zongo

Date Written: February 9, 2023

Abstract

We show that the standard economic and institutional factors that predict corruption do not significantly correlate with the share of people who have either experienced sextortion (sexualized forms of corruption) personally or know someone who has. However, sextortion is more common in more corrupt countries. Although the perception that sextortion is common falls with corruption. These results suggest that corruption both facilitates and masks sexual predation.

Keywords: Corruption, Sextortion, Gender, Institutions

JEL Classification: Z, H11, H77, O57

Suggested Citation

Aja-Eke, Doris and Gillanders, Robert and Ouedraogo, Idrissa and Maiga, Eugenie, Sextortion and Corruption (February 9, 2023). Doris Aja-Eke, Robert Gillanders, Idrissa Ouedraogo & Windkouni Haoua Eugenie Maiga (2023) Sextortion and corruption, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2023.2289894, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4318031 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4318031

Doris Aja-Eke (Contact Author)

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Robert Gillanders

Dublin City University Business School ( email )

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Idrissa Ouedraogo

Thomas Sankara University, Department of Economics, CEDRES ( email )

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Burkina Faso
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Université Norbert Zongo ( email )

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Koudougou
Burkina Faso

Eugenie Maiga

Université Norbert Zongo

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