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Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count: what do wealth-effects tell us in Africa?

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  • Asongu Simplice

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    (Yaoundé/Cameroun)

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Why are some nations more effective at battling corruption than others? Are there different determinants in the fight against corruption across developing nations? How do wealth effects play-out when existing corruption-control levels matter in the corruption battle? To investigate these concerns we examine the determinants of corruption-control throughout the conditional distribution of the fight against corruption. The following broad findings are established. (1) Population growth is a (an) tool (impediment) in (to) the fight against corruption in Low (Middle) income countries. (2) Democracy increases (decreases) corruption-control in Middle (Low) income countries. As a policy implication, blanket corruption-control strategies are unlikely to succeed equally across countries with different income-levels and political wills in the fight against corruption. Thus to be effective, corruption policies should be contingent on the prevailing levels of corruption-control and income-bracket.

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Paper provided by African Governance and Development Institute. in its series Working Papers with number 12/014.

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Length: 31
Date of creation: 24 Oct 2012
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Publication status: Published in Institutions and Economies
Handle: RePEc:agd:wpaper:12/014

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Keywords: Corruption; Democracy; Government quality; Quantile regression; Africa;

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  1. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "The impact of health worker migration on development dynamics: evidence of wealth-effects from Africa," MPRA Paper 38189, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Globalization and health worker crisis: what do wealth-effects tells us?," MPRA Paper 37633, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Fighting software piracy: which IPRs laws (treaties) matter in Africa?," MPRA Paper 43590, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Institutional benchmarking of foreign aid effectiveness in Africa," MPRA Paper 38095, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Asongu Simplice & Oasis Kodila-Tedika, 2013. "Fighting African Conflicts and Crimes: Which Governance Tools Matter?," Working Papers 13/007, African Governance and Development Institute..
  6. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Determinants of Health Professionals’ Migration in Africa," Working Papers 12/009, African Governance and Development Institute..
  7. Asongu, Simplice A, 2013. "Fighting African corruption when existing corruption-control levels matter in a dynamic cultural setting," MPRA Paper 52209, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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