To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Fighting Corruption in Ed… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Fighting Corruption in Education: What Works and Who Benefits?

Report
Authors Oana Borcan
Andreea Mitrut
Mikael Lindahl
ISSN 1403-2465
Publisher University of Gothenburg
Place of publication Göteborg
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Economics
Language en
Links hdl.handle.net/2077/38272
Keywords corruption, high-stakes exam, bribes, monitoring and punishment
Subject categories Economics

Abstract

We investigate the efficiency and distributional consequences of a corruptionfighting initiative in Romania targeting the endemic fraud in a high-stakes high school exit exam, which introduced CCTV monitoring of the exam and credible punishment threats. We find that punishment coupled with monitoring was effective in reducing corruption. Estimating the heterogeneous impact for students of different ability, poverty status, and gender, we show that fighting corruption led to efficiency gains (ability predicts exam outcomes better) but also to a worrisome score gap increase between poor and non-poor students. Consequently, the poor students have reduced chances to enter an elite university.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?