Atlantic Economic Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 405–411 | Cite as

A Note on Corruption and National Olympic Success

  • Christian PierdziochEmail author
  • Eike Emrich


Our research contributes to recent literature on the socioeconomic determinants of Olympic success at the national level. We find that less corruption increases the chances of national Olympic success.


Olympic success Corruption 


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We thank the Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft for financial support. We thank an anonymous reviewer for very helpful comments. The usual disclaimer applies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsHelmut-Schmidt-UniversityHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Sport ScienceEconomics and Sociology of Sport, Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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