Type: Seminar

Hierarchical Corruption


Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Date & Time

Mar 28, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT

Abstract: We present and explain the vertical organization of corruption in a traffic police agency. Police supervisors offer their protection to police agents so that agents can collect bribes. In exchange, police agents must escort a predetermined quota of drivers to their supervisors for the supervisor to take bribes, and occasionally make monetary transfers to the supervisor. 99% of supervisors’ income and 86% of police agents’ income is financed through hierarchical corruption, involving the quota system and institutionalized toll fees for police agents.

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