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Corruption, Intimidation, and Whistle-blowing: a Theory of Inference from Unverifiable Reports

Sylvain Chassang, Gerard Padró i Miquel

NBER Working Paper No. 20315
Issued in July 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Johannes H\H orner for a very helpful discussion. We are indebted to Nageeb Ali, Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Callen, Yeon Koo Che, Hans Christensen, Ray Fisman, Matt Gentzkow, Bob Gibbons, Navin Kartik, David Martimort, Andrea Prat, Jesse Shapiro, as well as seminar audiences at Berkeley, Columbia, Essex, Hebrew University, the Institute for Advanced Study, the 2013 Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, MIT, MIT Sloan, the Nemmers Prize Conference, NYU, NYU IO day, Paris School of Economics, Pompeu Fabra, ThReD, and the UCSD workshop on Cellular Technology, Security and Governance for helpful conversations. Chassang gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation under grant SES-1156154. Padro i Miquel acknowledges financial support from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Starting Grant Agreement no. 283837. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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