Corruption in the media's gaze

Vaidya, Samarth 2005, Corruption in the media's gaze, European journal of political economy, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 667-687.

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Title Corruption in the media's gaze
Author(s) Vaidya, Samarth
Journal name European journal of political economy
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 667
End page 687
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2005-09
ISSN 0176-2680
1873-5703
Keyword(s) media
governance
corruption
scandal
Summary This paper examines a government's incentive to engage in corruption in the presence of independent media. Different versions of a sequential-move game show how collusion between a media-firm and a government as well as a government's ability to ‘spin’ the media allegations can undermine corruption deterrence. Further, because of gains from exposing scandal, the media-firm can face incentives to raise false allegations. The paper shows how such false allegations can provide perverse incentives that favor corruption.
Language eng
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Elsevier BV
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002949

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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