Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics

No 51: Corrupting Cartels: An Overview of the Petrobras Case

Giancarlo Spagnolo () and Kleno Barbosa
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Giancarlo Spagnolo: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Postal: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Kleno Barbosa: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the corruption case and the connected cartels that affected one of the biggest Brazilian state-owned companies, Petrobras, and the highly controversial ‘Operation Car Wash’. We focus on the behavior of cartel members and study the size of the contracts affected or potentially affected by the illegal activity, comparing them with comparable sets of contracts selected with three different matching approaches.

Keywords: Corruption; Cartels; Brazil

JEL-codes: F19

24 pages, First version: October 25, 2019. Revised: October 30, 2019.

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