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Does Foreign Direct Investment Decrease Corruption?

  • Felipe Larraín


    (Instituto de Economía)

  • José Tavares

This paper assesses the effect of openness on corruption, using foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows as a measure of openness, after trade intensity is accounted for. We use a broad cross section of countries over the period 1970 to 1994 and address th

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Article provided by Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal Cuadernos de Economía-Latin American Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 41 (2004)
Issue (Month): 123 ()
Pages: 217-230

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