An Empirical Study of Corruption in Ports

@inproceedings{Sequeira2009AnES,
  title={An Empirical Study of Corruption in Ports},
  author={Sandra Sequeira and Simeon Djankov},
  year={2009}
}
  • Sandra Sequeira, Simeon Djankov
  • Published 2009
We generate an original dataset on bribe payments at two competing ports in Southern Africa that allows us to take an unusually close look at the relationship between bureaucratic organization, bribe-setting behavior and the costs corruption imposes on users of public services. We find that bureaucrats follow similar rules of thumb when setting bribes, minimizing both the informational costs of bargaining and the probability of detection of the illicit transaction. Depending on the… CONTINUE READING
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