Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2007): Corruption and Socioeconomics Determinants:Empirical Evidence of Twenty Nine Countries.
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This paper measures the effect of different socioeconomic determinants on countries’ transparency efficiency. Specifically, using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), the transparency efficiency of twenty nine countries is calculated. Then with the help of factor analysis we extract two factors from seven socioeconomic variables according to their communality of influence. Finally we set up a logistic regression using the efficiencies derived from DEA and the factors extracted from factor analysis. The results suggest that higher transparency efficiency appears in countries with cultural values of lower power distance, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance and lower individualism. Additionally, lower inflation rates and lower political and economical risks constitute to higher levels of countries’ transparency efficiency while positive GDP growth doesn’t ensure countries’ transparency efficiency.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Greece|
|Original Title:||Corruption and Socioeconomics Determinants:Empirical Evidence of Twenty Nine Countries|
|Keywords:||Perceived transparency; business ethics; cultural dimensions; factor analysis; logistic regression; DEA|
|Subjects:||Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z10 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C14 - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C10 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M2 - Business Economics > M20 - General
|Depositing User:||Nickolaos Tzeremes|
|Date Deposited:||23. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 02:46|
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