A panel study on the relationship between corruption and government size
AbstractUsing 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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Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Corruption; Government size; Democracy; Panel data;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
- H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-04-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2010-04-04 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-PBE-2010-04-04 (Public Economics)
- NEP-POL-2010-04-04 (Positive Political Economics)
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