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A panel study on the relationship between corruption and government size

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  • Go, Kotera
  • Okada, Keisuke
  • Samreth, Sovannroeun

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Using panel data from 1996 to 2005, this paper shows that the effect of government size on corruption is positive at a low level of democracy, but it is negative at a high level. This finding could fill the gaps in previous studies whose findings on the relationship between corruption and government size are controversial.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21519.

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Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21519

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Keywords: Corruption; Government size; Democracy; Panel data;

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