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Intelligence and Corruption

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  • Niklas Potrafke

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This study finds that countries with high-IQ populations enjoy less corruption. I propose that this is because intelligent people have longer time horizons.

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  • Niklas Potrafke, 2011. "Intelligence and Corruption," Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 2011-36, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz.
  • Handle: RePEc:knz:dpteco:1136
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    Keywords

    Intelligence; corruption; institutions;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education

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