Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2011

Abstract

This paper uses the data of 227 North Korean refugees who have settled in South Korea to investigate the relationship between working in the informal economy (market component of the economy) and bribe-giving, and between bribe-giving and the number of hours worked in the formal sector (planned component of the economy). The first relationship is positive, and the second relationship is negative. These results imply that widespread informal economy activities in North Korea have been undermining the socialist regime through bribery.

Discipline

Economics | International Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Asian Economic Papers

Volume

10

Issue

3

First Page

104

Last Page

117

ISSN

1535-3516

Identifier

10.1162/ASEP_a_00092

Publisher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press): Economics Titles

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1162/ASEP_a_00092

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