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Corruption and Income

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  • Andreas Assiotis

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    (University of Cyprus)

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This paper examines whether countries with higher income have less corruption. Earlier studies, utilizing pure cross-section regressions, establish a strong association between income and corruption but do not consider factors (presumably, long-run historical factors) that simultaneously could affect both variables. Employing fixed effects methodologies and thus controlling for such factors, we show that the statistical association between income and corruption disappears.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1404-1412

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00070

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Keywords: Corruption; Income; Economic Development;

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