The Role of Wages and Auditing during a Crackdown on Corruption in the City of Buenos Aires*

@article{Tella2003TheRO,
  title={The Role of Wages and Auditing during a Crackdown on Corruption in the City of Buenos Aires*},
  author={R. di Tella and Ernesto Schargrodsky},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  year={2003},
  volume={46},
  pages={269 - 292}
}
  • R. di Tella, Ernesto Schargrodsky
  • Published 2003
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
  • We study the prices paid for basic inputs during a crackdown on corruption in the public hospitals of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, during 1996–97. We find a well‐defined, negative effect on the measures used to capture corruption. Prices paid by hospitals for basic, homogeneous inputs decrease by 15 percent during the first 9 months of the crackdown. After this period prices increase, but they are still 10 percent lower than those prevailing before the crackdown. Relative to the… CONTINUE READING