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Common political culture: Evidence on regional corruption contagion

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  • Becker, Sascha O.
  • Egger, Peter H.
  • Seidel, Tobias

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Although there are indications of common regional corruption characteristics, empirical studies of corruption have assumed that influences on corruption are country-specific. In this paper we report evidence based on a cross-section of 123 economies confirming that, with few specific exceptions, corruption is a regional phenomenon. Institutional change that reduces corruption in one country affects, therefore, neighboring countries.

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  • Becker, Sascha O. & Egger, Peter H. & Seidel, Tobias, 2009. "Common political culture: Evidence on regional corruption contagion," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 300-310, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:25:y:2009:i:3:p:300-310
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