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Corruption Markets: Theory, Types and Dynamics

Comparative Politics
 
Governance
 
Political Methodology
 
Public Administration
 
Methods
 
Presenter
Anton Vorobyev
National Research University, Higher School of Economics – HSE
Varvara Vasileva
National Research University, Higher School of Economics – HSE
Authors
Anton Vorobyev
National Research University, Higher School of Economics – HSE
Varvara Vasileva
National Research University, Higher School of Economics – HSE

Abstract
Basing on the conducted publication analysis (for 1960-2015 time period) authors argue that modern corruption studies lack a middle range theory able to put together institutional macro concepts and micro level regressions and game theoretical approach. This paper introduces the middle range concept of “corruption markets” explaining different corruption dynamics under the same anti-corruption measures applied. A corruption market is a set of corruption deals made in a given country; its type is defined by the supply and demand scissors and could either be buyer’s or seller’s market depending on the side setting the final price. Authors introduce the three-dimensional model of corruption markets based on the assessment of the quality of institutions, and scope and degree of government regulation. The study introduces eight types of corruption markets placed along the maximum-minimum axes of the three dimensions and a quantitative analysis of the key seven factors transforming corruption markets.
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