Colonialism, Elite Formation and Corruption
AbstractThis paper argues that corruption in developing countries has deep historical roots; going all the way back to the characteristics of their colonial experience. The degree of European settlement during colonial times is used to dfferentiate between types of colonial experience, and is found to be a powerful explanatory factor of present-day corruption levels. The relationship is non-linear, as higher levels of European settlement resulted in more powerful elites (and more corruption) only as long as Europeans remained a minority group in the total population.
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Date of creation: 2010
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- Luis Angeles & Kyriakos C. Neanidis, 2010. "Colonialism, Elite Formation and Corruption," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 144, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
- Luis Angeles & Kyriakos C. Neanidis, . "Colonialism, elite Formation and corruption," Working Papers 2011_02, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
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- Luis Angeles, 2011. "Institutions, property rights, and economic development in historical perspective," Working Papers 2011_03, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
- Angeles, Luis, 2011. "Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Development in Historical Perspective," SIRE Discussion Papers 2011-08, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
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