The supply of bribes: Evidence from roadway tolls in the D.R. Congo

with Otis Reid. Working Paper. RCT Registration.

Why is corruption so resilient? While many recent papers examine interventions seeking to discipline bureaucrats, less is known about the citizen side of corruption. This randomized controlled trial is designed to explore three components of citizen supply of bribes in the context of roadway tolls in Kananga, D.R. Congo: individual financial cost, perceived social cost, and social norms...

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