Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Measuring bribery from micro data
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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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Corruption; Bribery; Wage gap; Public sector; Quantile regression; Bosnia & Herzegovina
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296488DiVA: diva2:938550
Borota Milicevic, Teodora, Biträdande universitetslektor
Bengtsson, Niklas, Biträdande universitetslektor