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Corruption in the media's gaze

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posted on 01.09.2005, 00:00 authored by Samarth VaidyaSamarth Vaidya
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.

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Journal

European journal of political economy

Volume

21

Issue

3

Pagination

667 - 687

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISSN

0176-2680

eISSN

1873-5703

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Elsevier BV

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