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Sample selection and bribing behaviour: Evidence from post-socialist countries and Western Europe

Ivlevs, Artjoms; Hinks, Timothy

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We study the individual-level determinants of bribing public officials. Particular attention is paid to the issue of respondents’ non-random selection into contact with public officials, which may result in biased estimates. Data come from the 2010 Life in Transition Survey, covering 30 post-socialist and five Western European countries. The results suggest that the elderly tend to be less likely to bribe public officials, while people with higher income and, especially, low trust in public institutions are more likely to bribe. Several determinants of bribery – ethnic minority status, the degree of urbanisation, social trust - are context specific, i.e. they change signs or are statistically significant according to the geographical region or the type of public official. The results show that not accounting for sample selection effects may produce a bias in estimated coefficients.

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Ivlevs, A., & Hinks, T. (2015). Sample selection and bribing behaviour: Evidence from post-socialist countries and Western Europe. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 235(2), 139-167

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 17, 2014
Publicly Available Date Mar 16, 2016
Journal Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics)
Print ISSN 0021-4027
Publisher De Gruyter
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 235
Issue 2
Pages 139-167
Keywords bribing, corruption, sample selection, transition economies
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/837886
Publisher URL http://www.jbnst.de/en/content.php
Related Public URLs http://www.jbnst.de/en/

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