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Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Measuring bribery from micro data
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper is measuring bribery in the public sector in Bosnia & Herzegovina in the years 2001-2004 following the study by Gorodnichenko and Peter (2007). I use micro-survey data on the individual and household level to estimate the sectoral difference in the consumption-income gap. If there is a significantbigger gap for public employees, it may imply that they compensate their lower wages with illegal activities in the form of bribes. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, public employees have about 9-18 percent lower wages than their private sector counterparts. This gap doesn’t translate into consumption expenditure and assets. By using the labor market equilibrium conditions, I estimate a measure of bribery, which is between 182.22 and 432.39 million KM or 93.17 to 221.08 million Euro (1.53-3.63 % of GDP).

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2016.
Keyword [en]
Corruption; Bribery; Wage gap; Public sector; Quantile regression; Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296488DiVA: diva2:938550
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Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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