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Public sector corruption and the probability of technological disasters

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  • Eiji Yamamura

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A growing number of studies have explored the influence of institution on the outcomes of disasters and accidents from the viewpoint of political economy. This paper focuses on the probability of the occurrence of disasters rather than disaster outcomes. Using panel data from 98 countries, this paper examines how public sector corruption is associated with the probability of technological disasters. It was found that public sector corruption raises the probability of technological disasters. This result is robust when endogeneity bias is controlled. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economics of Governance.

Volume (Year): 14 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 233-255

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Keywords: Corruption; Institution; Disasters; Risk; D73; D81; Q54;

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  1. Yamamura, Eiji, 2013. "Impact of natural disaster on public sector corruption," MPRA Paper 49760, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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