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Corruption And Political And Economic Reforms: A Structural Breaks Approach

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  • ANDERS OLOFSG�RD
  • ZAKI ZAHRAN
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    In this paper we look at the impact of broad policy reforms on the levels of corruption. We use a structural break approach to identify country-specific time periods in which significant shifts in corruption levels take place. We then correlate these times of change with a set of covariates with specific focus on the impact of democratization, and trade and equity market liberalization. We find robust support for the hypothesis that episodes of reduction in corruption levels tend to be correlated with democratization and equity market liberalization. Copyright 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Economics & Politics.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (06)
    Pages: 156-184

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:ecopol:v:20:y:2008:i:2:p:156-184

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