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Taxation, Corruption and the Exchange Rate Regime

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  • Carsten Hefeker

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The paper analyzes the relation between institutional quality, such as corruption, in a country and its monetary regime. It is shown that a credibly fixed exchange rate to a low inflation country, like a currency board, can reduce corruption and improve the fiscal system. A monetary union, however, has ambiguous effects. I find that there is convergence between countries with regard to the level of corruption.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2561.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2561

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Keywords: exchange rate regime; monetary policy; fiscal policy; seigniorage; corruption; developing and transition countries;

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