publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Uncovering High-Level Corruption: Cross-National Objective Corruption Risk Indicators Using Public Procurement Data

Fazekas, Fazekas; Kocsis, G;
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  • Published: 11 Aug 2017 Journal: British Journal of Political Science, volume 50, issue 1, pages 155-164 (issn: 0007-1234, eissn: 1469-2112, Copyright policy)
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:p>Measuring high-level corruption is subject to extensive scholarly and policy interest, which has achieved moderate progress in the last decade. This article develops two objective proxy measures of high-level corruption in public procurement: single bidding in competitive markets and a composite score of tendering ‘red flags’. Using official government data on 2.8 million contracts in twenty-eight European countries in 2009–14, we directly operationalize a common definition of corruption: unjustified restriction of access to public contracts to favour a selected bidder. Corruption indicators are calculated at the contract level, but produce aggregate ind...
free text keywords: European Union, corruption, measurement, public procurement, CRI, Sociology and Political Science
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The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 645852
  • Funding stream: H2020 | IA
Science and Innovation Policy StudiesDomain-specific projects: DIGIWHIST
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