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E-Government as an anti-corruption strategy

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  • Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck

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This paper estimates the impact of e-government on the "control of corruption" indicator using a panel of 149 countries with two time observations (). The first differenced estimator yields a positive and economically interesting effect. By the most conservative estimate, moving from the 10th percentile to the 90th percentile in the e-government distribution implies a reduction in corruption equivalent to moving from the 10th percentile to the 23rd percentile in the control of corruption distribution. Invoking external instruments, IV results are (statistically) similar.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Information Economics and Policy.

Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 201-210

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Handle: RePEc:eee:iepoli:v:21:y:2009:i:3:p:201-210

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Keywords: Corruption ICT E-Government;

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  1. Goel, Rajeev K. & Nelson, Michael A., 2013. "Effectiveness of whistleblower laws in combating corruption," BOFIT Discussion Papers 9/2013, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
  2. Elbahnasawy, Nasr G., 2014. "E-Government, Internet Adoption, and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 114-126.
  3. Ayse Yigit Sakar & Evren Ayranci, 2014. "Attitudes towards e-Bookkeeping in Turkey: Initial Research," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 4(1), pages 52-66, January.
  4. Goel, Rajeev K. & Nelson, Michael A. & Naretta, Michael A., 2012. "The internet as an indicator of corruption awareness," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 64-75.
  5. Liliana Proskuryakova & Gulnara Abdrakhmanova & Hans Pitlik, 2013. "Public sector e-innovations. E-government and its impact on corruption," HSE Working papers WP BRP 04/STI/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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