Paper on measuring corruption forthcoming in World Bank Economic Review

OPHI Working Paper 29 – “An Axiomatic Approach to the Measurement of Corruption: Theory and Applications” by OPHI Research Associate James Foster, Andrew W. Horowitz and Fabio Méndez – is to be published in The World Bank Economic Review.  The paper demonstrates that the axiomatic measurement approach developed in the poverty and inequality literature can be usefully applied to the measurement of corruption. It develops a conceptual framework for organizing corruption data and discuss several objective, aggregate corruption measures consistent with axiomatic requirements. OPHI Working Paper 29.