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Mapping the landscape of transactions : the governance of business relations in Latin America (English)

To what extent do firms use trust, law, and third-parties to ensure fulfillment of agreements to transact? How do they combine these mechanisms to form transactional governance structures? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8564 AUG 22, 2018

Francis,David C.; Karalashvili,Nona; Murrell,Peter Disclosed

Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)

This paper develops a structural approach for modeling how respondents answer survey questions and uses it to estimate the proportion of respondents who are reticent in answering corruption questions, as well as the extent to which reticent behavior biases down conventional estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7276 MAY 22, 2015

Karalashvili,Nona; Kraay,Aart C.; Murrell,Peter Disclosed

Misunderestimating corruption (English)

Estimates of the extent of corruption rely largely on self-reports of individuals, business managers, and government officials. Yet it is well known that survey respondents are reticent to tell the truth about activities to which social and legal stigma are attached, implying a downward bias in survey-based estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6488 JUN 01, 2013

Kraay, Aart; Murrell, Peter Disclosed

Does respondent reticence affect the results of corruption surveys ? evidence from the world bank enterprise survey for Nigeria (English)

A potential concern with survey-based data on corruption is that respondents may not be fully candid in their responses to sensitive questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5415 SEP 01, 2010

Clausen, Bianca; Kraay, Aart; Murrell, Peter Disclosed

The determinants of enterprise restructuring in transition : an assessment of the evidence (English)

The most intensive area of empirical research on transition countries has been the examination of enterprise-level data to ascertain whether enterprises have responded productively to changes in ownership. ... See More +

Publication 20942 SEP 30, 2000

Djankov, Simeon; Murrell, Peter

Comment on "The Institutions and Governance of Economic Development and Reform" (English)

This volume contains two comments on Williamson's "The Institutions and Governance of Economic Development and Reform," followed by a floor discussion summary of the paper. ... See More +

Publication 14427 MAR 31, 1995

Putnam, Robert D.; Murrell, Peter

A framework for analysis of bilateral trade and countertrade : the case of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) countries (English)

The theory of international trade has paid little attention to the issues that arise when bilateralism is an important element of a country's trade relations. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper CPD8616 MAR 31, 1986

Murrell,Peter Disclosed