This work seeks to explore the relationship between political corruption as defined by cases brought to the United States Department of Justice against individuals holding public office from the fifty American states. An comparative analysis of determined state-by-state corruptions rates and external factors such as the net legislative salary in a given state, executive to legislative pay ratio (E/L ratio) in a given state, and the pay determinant factor. A state-by-state analysis is done to determine correlation of these variables relative to their corresponding corruption rates and the departure from average in those rates.
"Uncovering the Roots of American Political Corruption: An Analysis,"
Undergraduate Economic Review:
1, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol7/iss1/11