Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance   »   2013 Vol.6, No.2/3

 

 

Title: A new corruption index based on individual attitudes

 

Authors: Andrea Bonanomi; Silvia Angela Osmetti

 

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Department of Statistical Sciences, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 Milan, Italy
Department of Statistical Sciences, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 Milan, Italy

 

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to propose a new corruption index based on individual attitudes referring to the European citizens. The index is defined by means of the person location parameters estimated by a partial credit model (PCM). This model is particularly suitable since the synthetic value of the interest latent variable 'Corruption Perception' is first evaluated at individual level; its estimated scores are then naturally aggregated to higher levels in order to obtain a measure at Europe and nation-wide.

 

Keywords: Rasch Model; PCM; partial credit model; statistical measures; corruption index; corruption measures; individual attitudes; Europe; corruption perception.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2013.056399

 

Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2013 Vol.6, No.2/3, pp.232 - 243

 

Available online: 13 Sep 2013

 

 

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