Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Punishment Regimes for Bribery

Research, Preprint OPEN
Engel, Christoph; Goerg, Sebastian J.; Yu, Gaoneng;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • Subject: D73 | Bribery | Deutschland | Asymmetry | Korruptionsbekämpfung | Bribery, Punishment, Effectiveness, Asymmetry, Legislation | K14 | Rechtsdurchsetzung | Strafe | Legislation | Effectiveness | Korruption | Test | D03 | D02 | K42 | Punishment | China | C91
    • jel: jel:D03 | jel:D02 | jel:K14 | jel:C91 | jel:D73 | jel:K42
      ddc: ddc:330

In major legal orders such as UK, the U.S., Germany, and France, bribers and recipients face equally severe criminal sanctions. In contrast, countries like China, Russia, and Japan treat the briber more mildly. Given these differences between symmetric and asymmetric pu... View more
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