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Corruption And Left-Wing Beliefs In A Post-Socialist Transition Economy: Evidence From China'S ???Harmonious Society???

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  • Russell Smyth
  • Xiaolei Qian

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We find that perceptions of corruption are positively correlated with left-wing beliefs across 32 Chinese cities, controlling for income, personal characteristics and ideology.

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  • Russell Smyth & Xiaolei Qian, 2008. "Corruption And Left-Wing Beliefs In A Post-Socialist Transition Economy: Evidence From China'S ???Harmonious Society???," Monash Economics Working Papers 02/08, Monash University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Abel François & Pierre-Guillaume Méon, 2018. "Politicians at higher levels of government are perceived as more corrupt," Working Papers CEB 18-013, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    2. GAO, Wenshu & SMYTH, Russell, 2010. "Job satisfaction and relative income in economic transition: Status or signal?: The case of urban China," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 442-455, September.
    3. Russell Smyth & Ingrid Nielsen & Qingguo Zhai, 2010. "Personal Well-being in Urban China," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 95(2), pages 231-251, January.
    4. Frye, Timothy M. & Iwasaki, Ichiro, 2011. "Government directors and business–state relations in Russia," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 27(4), pages 642-658.
    5. repec:spr:soinre:v:132:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11205-015-1223-z is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    beliefs; corruption; fairness; political legitimacy.;

    JEL classification:

    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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