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Corruption in public service delivery: An experimental analysis.

Abstract:

To improve our understanding of corruption in service delivery, we use a newly designed game that allows us to investigate the effects of the institutional environment on the behavior of service providers and their monitors. We focus on the effect of four different factors: whether monitors are accountable to the service recipients, the degree of observability of service providers’ effort, the providers’ wages and the providers’ professional norms. In accordance with theory, we find that serv...

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10.1016/j.jebo.2009.07.006

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Abigail Barr More by this author
Magnus Lindelow More by this author
Pieter Serneels More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Volume:
72
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2009
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URN:
uuid:02f1579b-970f-4c33-abff-14776f60b079
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14524
Language:
English

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