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A Big Push To Deter Corruption:Evidence From Italy

  • Antonio Acconcia

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    (University of Napoli Federico II, Department of Economics and CSEF)

  • Claudia Cantabene

    (University of Napoli Federico II, Department of Economics)

During the first half of the 1990s a pool of Italian judges carried out an investigation, named Mani Pulite (literally clean hands), that led many public officials to be prosecuted and convicted because of corruption. We show that Mani Pulite broke down the perverselinkage between corruption and public spending which characterized the Italian economy previously.

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Article provided by GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University in its journal Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia.

Volume (Year): 67 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 75-102

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