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 di¤erentiate 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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- Luis Angeles & Kyriakos C. Neanidis, . "Colonialism, elite Formation and corruption," Working Papers 2011_02, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
- Angeles, Luis & Neanidisy, Kyriakos C., 2010. "Colonialism, Elite Formation and Corruption," SIRE Discussion Papers 2010-51, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
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