factor analysis

Corruption and Socioeconomics Determinants:Empirical Evidence of Twenty Nine Countries, MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany, No 2874, 2007. In common with N. Tzeremes.

This paper measures the effect of different socioeconomic determinants on countries’ transparency efficiency. Specifically, using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), the transparency efficiency of twenty nine countries is calculated. Then with the help of factor analysis we extract two factors from seven socioeconomic variables according to their communality of influence. Finally we set up a logistic regression using the efficiencies derived from DEA and the factors extracted from factor analysis.