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Central European Management Journal

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Year 2013 
Volume 21 
Issue 4

What Determines State Capture in Poland?

Stanisław Alwasiak
Cracow University of Economics

Monika Lewandowska-Kalina
Cracow University of Economics

Lech Kalina
Warsaw School of Economics

Oskar Kowalewski
Kozminski University

Michał Możdżeń
Cracow University of Economics

Krzysztof Rybiński
Vistula University

2013 21 (4) Central European Management Journal

DOI 10.7206/mba.ce.2084-3356.82


Purpose: This study examines the determinants of ex-ante state capture in Poland.
Methodology: In order to establish the determinants of ex-ante state capture a logistic regression is estimated.

Findings: The study shows that in Poland the majority of legal acts were passed with the aim to satisfy the interest of particular groups. Furthermore, the regression analysis shows that the likelihood of state capture increases during the period of higher economic growth and local elections. The likelihood of state capture, however, declines during presidential elections. The results we attribute to different interests of political parties in the period of local and presidential elections. Finally, we fi nd that the state capture increased over the years in Poland. Additionally, we show that the EU accession did not prevent state capture in Poland. In contrast, the financial crisis of 2007 resulted in a wake-up effect and the likelihood of state capture declined in Poland.

Research limitations: In the study we employ proxies for state capture, yet we assume that corruption is a wide spread phenomenon in Poland. However, due to its nature corruption is very diffi cult to assess and measure.

Originality: The study uses a unique dataset on ex-ante state capture that was identifi ed in the legal acts that have been passed in the period 1990–2011 in Poland.

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Alwasiak, S. , Lewandowska-Kalina, M. , Kalina, L. , Kowalewski, O. , Możdżeń, M. , & Rybiński, K. . (2013). What Determines State Capture in Poland?. Central European Management Journal, 21(4), 86-109. https://doi.org/10.7206/mba.ce.2084-3356.82 (Original work published 2013)

MLA style

Alwasiak, S. , et al. “What Determines State Capture In Poland?”. 2013. Central European Management Journal, vol. 21, no. 4, 2013, pp. 86-109.

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Alwasiak, Stanisław , Monika Lewandowska-Kalina, Lech Kalina, Oskar Kowalewski, Michał Możdżeń, and Krzysztof Rybiński. “What Determines State Capture In Poland?”. Central European Management Journal, Central European Management Journal, 21, no. 4 (2013): 86-109. doi:10.7206/mba.ce.2084-3356.82.