Date of Award

Summer 9-1-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Randall Filer

Second Advisor

Richard Nugent III

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer


This paper measures the effect of perceived corruption on voting in post-communist countries in the EU using probit models, Dong and Lewbel’s special estimator, and two stage least squares models. Corruption has a significant and negative effect on voter turnout even when controlling for the endogeneity in the corruption variable.



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