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Determinants of Corruption in Developing Countries: The Limits of Conventional Economic Analysis

In: International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption


  • Mushtaq H. Khan


Economic research on corruption aims both to isolate the economic effects of quid pro quo deals between agents and third parties, and to suggest how legal and institutional reforms might curb harms and enhance benefits. In this comprehensive Handbook, top scholars in the field provide specially commissioned essays, both theoretical and empirical, exploring both types of research.

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  • Mushtaq H. Khan, 2006. "Determinants of Corruption in Developing Countries: The Limits of Conventional Economic Analysis," Chapters, in: Susan Rose-Ackerman (ed.), International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, chapter 8, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    2. Stijn Kuipers, 2021. "Rethinking anti-corruption efforts in international development," Journal of Financial Crime, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, vol. 29(4), pages 1370-1381, October.
    3. Malesky, Edmund J. & Nguyen, Thang V. & Bach, Thang N. & Ho, Bao D., 2020. "The effect of market competition on bribery in emerging economies: An empirical analysis of Vietnamese firms," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 131(C).
    4. Vu, Quang & Nga, Nguyen Thi Thuy, 2022. "Does the implementation of internal controls promote firm profitability? Evidence from private Vietnamese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 45(C).
    5. Dogmus, Özge Can & Nielsen, Jonas Østergaard, 2020. "The on-paper hydropower boom: A case study of corruption in the hydropower sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 172(C).
    6. Farida Titik Kristanti, 2017. "Corporate Governance, Financial Ratios, Political Risk and Financial Distress, A Survival Analysis," GATR Journals afr130, Global Academy of Training and Research (GATR) Enterprise.
    7. Apergis, Nicholas, 2018. "Education and democracy: New evidence from 161 countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 59-67.
    8. Beckmann Klaus & Gerrits Carsten, 2009. "Armutsbekämpfung durch Reduktion von Korruption: eine Rolle für Unternehmen? / Fighting poverty by fighting corruption: A task for private enterprise?," ORDO. Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, De Gruyter, vol. 60(1), pages 463-494, January.
    9. Caryn Peiffer & Rosita Armytage & Heather Marquette & Pius Gumisiriza, 2021. "Lessons from reducing bribery in Uganda’s health services," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 39(5), pages 721-739, September.

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