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Common political culture: Evidence on regional corruption contagion

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  • Becker, Sascha O.
  • Egger, Peter H.
  • Seidel, Tobias

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Although there are indications of common regional corruption characteristics, empirical studies of corruption have assumed that influences on corruption are country-specific. In this paper we report evidence based on a cross-section of 123 economies confirming that, with few specific exceptions, corruption is a regional phenomenon. Institutional change that reduces corruption in one country affects, therefore, neighboring countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 25 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 300-310

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:25:y:2009:i:3:p:300-310

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Keywords: Corruption Regional effects Institutions Spatial econometrics;

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