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Corruption And Social Welfare In The Eu27 Countries


  • Mihai Mutascu

    (West University of Timisoara)

  • Dan Constantin Danuletiu

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University Alba Iulia)


The corruption is a complex and generalized phenomenon all over the world, withcultural, social, psychological, political and economical dimensions. The defining and the studyingof the phenomenon are going through the most different thinking filters known in the specializedliterature: social-cultural, political, administrative and economic. The article’s aim is to quantifyand analyze the relationship between corruption and political, administrative and economicdeterminants factors, through a regressive "pool data" model. The sample includes the 27 countriesof the actual European Union, and the data refer to the period 1996-2008. The study shows that thelimitation of corruption’s phenomena (maximizing FC index) has the result of increasing of socialwelfare (maximizing HDI index).

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  • Mihai Mutascu & Dan Constantin Danuletiu, 2010. "Corruption And Social Welfare In The Eu27 Countries," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 1(12), pages 1-44.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:1:y:2010:i:12:p:44

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    1. JS Armstrong, 2005. "The Value of Formal Planning for Strategic Decisions: A Reply," General Economics and Teaching 0502065, EconWPA.
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    corruption; social welfare; EU27;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General


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