Restrict to the corruption: find new peoples or change incentives

Restrict to the corruption:
find new peoples or change incentives

Busygina I.M.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Director of the Center for Comparative Governance Studies, Professor, Department of Applied Politics, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg,

elibrary_id: 250043 | ORCID: 0000-0001-9866-9738 | RESEARCHER_ID: R-6747-2017

Filippov M.G.,

PhD, Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York in Binghamton,

ORCID: 0000-0001-8551-6724 |

For citation:

Busygina I.M., Filippov M.G. Restrict to the corruption: find new peoples or change incentives – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 1. P. 50-71. (In Russ.)


The authors argue that in the short-term the best results in fighting corruption in Russia one could obtain affecting incentives of the politicians and making this fight beneficial for them. The level of corruption in a state is a function of various variables, however under the same long-term structural, socio-economic and cultural factors different equilibria may appear. Thus, the norm corresponding to mutual expectations of the actors could be either “high-corruption” or “low-corruption” strategies. The main theoretical and practical question for Russia is how to turn from “bad” high-corruption equilibrium to “good” low-corruption one.

corruption; Russia; incentives; investments; principal-agent model.

Content No. 1, 2013

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