Gasmi, Farid, Berté, Isacco, Demoury, Louise, Kouakou, Dorgyles C. M., Patzig, Niklas and Recuero Virto, Laura (2024) The privatization-corruption relationship is nonlinear: Evidence from 1985-2022 data on telecommunications in 103 countries. TSE Working Paper, n. 24-1523, Toulouse

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Using data on telecommunications from 1985 to 2022 in 103 countries, this article provides evidence of a robust nonlinear relationship between privatization and corruption showing that the latter has an inverted U-shape effect on the former. Using the Bayesian Corruption Index as a proxy for corruption, we find that the threshold beyond which higher levels of corruption do no longer foster privatization is slightly above 50% of the maximum value of this index.
The complexity of the relationship between privatization and corruption points to the need to develop sophisticated strategies to effectively combat corruption, the negative effects of which on social welfare have been widely discussed in the literature.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: April 2024
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Privatization, Corruption, Telecommunications, Nonlinearity
JEL Classification: D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
L33 - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises; Privatization; Contracting Out
L96 - Telecommunications
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2024 08:47
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024 08:47
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