Why debt sustains corruption in Greece and vice versa
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | World Economic Forum

Corruption is typically unobserved in formal data, so it is difficult to document its extent. Since the work of Schattschneider (1935), theories of rent seeking and corrupt legislative bargaining – further developed by Ferejohn (1986) and Persson (1998), and outlined in the book by Persson and Tabellini (2000) – link up the observable effects of corruption to rent-extraction mechanisms.
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Public supplies put to private use, union says
The News - Local News
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 , Written by « Khouth Sophak Chakrya »   

Wed, 30 October 2013


An Oddar Meanchey director of education is denying a complaint filed to the Ministry of Education alleging he took school supplies from a public school for use in a private school and pocketed salaries of teachers who no longer worked there.

In a letter dated Monday, the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association complained to newly appointed Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron that Anlong Veng district director of education Nhean Torn used materials from a district public school in the nearby private Ponleu Vichea School, which he runs.

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Cambodia again near bottom in survey of business start-ups
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 , Written by « Anne Renzenbrink »   

Wed, 30 October 2013


Higher fees and new registration requirements have made starting a business in Cambodia more difficult over the past year, according to a report released by the World Bank yesterday.

Cambodia ranked 137th out of the 189 countries surveyed in the report, titled Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises. Cambodia slid two positions from 135th last year.

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Rampant corruption, massive protests. Is Eastern Europe coming undone?
The News - International News
Monday, 28 October 2013 , Written by « Don Murray »   

24 October 2013

t's the "Wild East" of the European Union. Here nationalism, cronyism, anti-Semitism, anti-Roma racism and corruption — above all corruption — strut and dominate the public arena.

Where to begin?

Perhaps in the Czech Republic. They're holding parliamentary elections on the weekend. The reason? The Czech government collapsed because the prime minister, Petr Nečas, was forced to resign.

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