Corruption, Productivity and Transition
AbstractThe level of productivity is correlated across countries with measures of (lack of) corruption, but this appears to be due to a common association of these variables with measures of social infrastructure, here measured by a combination of governance indexes labelled "rule of law" and "government effectiveness". Econometric use of instruments establishes that causation runs from social infrastructure to productivity. Socialism has had a positive direct effect on productivity but one that is dominated by a negative indirect effect via social infrastructure.
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Date of creation: 2002
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corruption; governance; productivity; social infrastructure; transition;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
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- NEP-TRA-2002-11-18 (Transition Economics)
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