A1 - Mathieu Couttenier
A1 - Farid Toubal
TI - Corruption for Sales
IS - 2017-23
T3 - Working Papers
KW - Multinational Firms
KW - Corruption
N2 - This paper investigates the impact of corruption on foreign affiliates’ sales of German multinationals that differ in their level of experience in the foreign market. We exploit the panel dimension of a detailed firm-level dataset to show that more experienced firms are less likely to suffer from the costs related to corruption. Controlling for persistent and unobserved factors at the country and firm levels, we show that corruption reduces unambiguously the sales of new entering firms, while having no impact on the sales of incumbents.
ER -