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The Effects of Staff-rotation in Public Administration on the Decision to Bribe or be Bribed


FIŠAR Miloš KRČÁL Ondřej STANĚK Rostislav ŠPALEK Jiří

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical (without peer review)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description Periodic rotation of staff in public administration may lead to lower corruption, as it disrupts long-term relationships between public officials and potential bribers. This paper proposes an experimental design that tests the anti-corruption effect of staff rotation in situations where public officials have committed to reciprocating bribes. We find that staff rotation does not influence the proportion of firms offering bribes but does reduce the~share of bribe acceptance and inefficient decisions owing to bribery. The~outcome of the~staff-rotation treatment, in which firms offered bribes even though they were rarely accepted by officials, is consistent with the game having a quantal response equilibria.
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