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Lifting the curtain on corruption in developing countries

  title={Lifting the curtain on corruption in developing countries},
  author={Benjamin A. Olken and Rohini Prabha Pande},
Recent innovations in methodology have sparked a remarkable expansion in economists’ ability to measure corruption. This column reviews these new techniques, which range from inferring corrupt links from stock prices to attempting to observe bribes undercover. It concludes that, while corruption is prevalent in poor countries, there remains little consensus about its magnitude or the best way to fight it. 
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