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Corruption Clubs: Endogenous Thresholds in Corruption and Development

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  • M. Emranul Haque
  • Richard Kneller

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The relationship between corruption and economic development is characterised by three stylised facts: (i) a strong negative correlation between corruption and development (ii) countries can remain trapped in high corruption-low development or low corruption-high development equilibria (iii) amongst intermediate levels of development corruption levels are more variable, some countries have high corruption and others low corruption. This paper argues that existing models are consistent with the first two only and demonstrates how these models might be extended to capture all three. The paper searches for the location of corruption clubs within the data and provides some explanation of their cause.

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Paper provided by Economics, The University of Manchester in its series The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series with number 0544.

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  1. M. Emranul Haque, 2012. "Unproductive Education in a Model of Corruption and Growth," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 178, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
  2. Aidt, T. & Dutta, J. & Vania Sena, 2005. "Growth, Governance and Corruption in the Presence of Threshold Effects: Theory and Evidence," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0540, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  3. K Blackburn & G F Forgues-Puccio, 2004. "Distribution and Development in a Model of Misgovernance," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 42, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
  4. K Blackburn & N Bose & M E Haque, 2003. "The Incidence and Persistence of Corruption in Economic Development," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 34, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
  5. Kuloglu, Ayhan & Lobont, Oana-Ramona & Topcu, Mert, 2012. "A question of causality between political corruption, economic freedom and economic growth in Europe," MPRA Paper 40365, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. M. Emranul Haque & Babar Hussain, 2013. "Unproductive Education in a Model of Corruption and Growth," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 179, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
  7. Dzhumashev, Ratbek, 2014. "Corruption and growth: The role of governance, public spending, and economic development," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 202-215.

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