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E-Government as an anti-corruption strategy

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This paper estimates the impact of e-government on the "control of corruption" indicator using a panel of 149 countries with two time observations (). The first differenced estimator yields a positive and economically interesting effect. By the most conservative estimate, moving from the 10th percentile to the 90th percentile in the e-government distribution implies a reduction in corruption equivalent to moving from the 10th percentile to the 23rd percentile in the control of corruption distribution. Invoking external instruments, IV results are (statistically) similar.

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  • Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck, 2009. "E-Government as an anti-corruption strategy," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 201-210, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:iepoli:v:21:y:2009:i:3:p:201-210
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