Zaman, Asad and Rahim, Faizur (2008): Corruption: Measuring the Unmeasurable.
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While the strategy of measuring and quantifying has been extremely successful, and valuable in the progress of science, it does not follow that it is universally useful. We argue that attempts to measure corruption can be counterproductive in several different ways. Qualitative and action oriented approaches may prove more valuable. A political economy explanation of why extremely distorted and biased measures of corruption continue to be used is also offered.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Corruption: Measuring the Unmeasurable|
|Keywords:||Corruption, measurement, quantitative imperative, corruption perception index|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B40 - General
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||Asad Zaman|
|Date Deposited:||10. Mar 2009 10:37|
|Last Modified:||26. Feb 2013 23:24|
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