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Economics: Corruption made visible

Many countries around the world have serious corruption problems at the expense of public welfare. An experimental economic study now identifies conditions that encourage leaders to accept bribes instead of sanctioning free-riders. Possible anti-corruption strategies can have positive effects, fail or even backfire.

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Figure 1: Corruption perceptions index 2015.


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Milinski, M. Economics: Corruption made visible. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0144 (2017).

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