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Remittances and corruption

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  • Berdiev, Aziz N.
  • Kim, Yoonbai
  • Chang, Chun-Ping

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We examine the effect of remittances on corruption using panel data for 111 countries over the period of 1986–2010. We find that remittances increase corruption, especially in non-OECD countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 182-185

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:182-185

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Keywords: Remittances; Corruption; Panel data;

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  1. Dimant, Eugen, 2013. "The nature of corruption: An interdisciplinary perspective," Economics Discussion Papers 2013-59, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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