Eric Zitzewitz is preparing a literature review for the JEL. He writes that we now have evidence on teachers cheating on exams, road builders skimping on materials, violations of UN sanctions, unnecessary heart surgeries, and racial biases in employment decisions, traffic stops, auto retailing, and even sports judging.
My three favourite papers in the field remain:
- Duggan and Levitt (2002) "Winning Isn't Everything: Corruption in Sumo Wrestling," AER
- Fisman and Wei (2004) “Tax Rates and Tax Evasion: Evidence from missing imports in China,” JPE
- Fisman and Miguel (2007) “Corruption, Norms and Legal Enforcement: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets,” JPE