Does crime pay? When you think about the economics of bribery and corruption, most people look at the cost of the huge fines, reputation loss, and business interruption that companies face with when caught paying bribes. But companies that pay bribes never expect to get caught. To the contrary, companies that pay bribes expect to benefit from their corrupt activities. This leads to an obvious question: does crime pay? Or to put it in financial terms, what is the ROI of corruption?
We look at studies that answer important questions: Who bribes? How much do they pay? And what value do they get?
Also, do you get more if you pay more? And do firms that bribe perform better?
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