Abbink, Klaus and Dasgupta, Utteeyo and Gangadharan, Lata and Jain, Tarun (2012): Letting the briber go free: an experiment on mitigating harassment bribes.
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This paper examines the effectiveness of using asymmetric liability to combat harassment bribes. Basu (2011) advocates legal immunity for bribe-givers, while retaining culpability for bribe-takers. Results from our experiment indicate that while this policy has the potential to significantly reduce corrupt practices, weak economic incentives for the bribe-giver, or retaliation by bribe-takers can mitigate the positive disciplining effect of such an implementation. As a result, asymmetric liability on its own may face challenges in the field.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Letting the briber go free: an experiment on mitigating harassment bribes|
|Keywords:||harassment bribes; experiment; asymmetric penalty; retaliation|
|Subjects:||K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
|Depositing User:||Utteeyo Dasgupta|
|Date Deposited:||11. Nov 2012 07:43|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 21:14|
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