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A panel study on the relationship between corruption and government size

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  • Go, Kotera
  • Okada, Keisuke
  • Samreth, Sovannroeun

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Using panel data from 1996 to 2005, this paper shows that the effect of government size on corruption is positive at a low level of democracy, but it is negative at a high level. This finding could fill the gaps in previous studies whose findings on the relationship between corruption and government size are controversial.

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  • Go, Kotera & Okada, Keisuke & Samreth, Sovannroeun, 2010. "A panel study on the relationship between corruption and government size," MPRA Paper 21519, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21519
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    1. Masoome Fouladi & Hedieh Setayesh & Yazdan Goudarzi-Farahani, 2014. "Factors influencing the formation of corruption in oil-rich countries," 2nd International Conference on Energy, Regional Integration and Socio-Economic Development 7689, EcoMod.

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    Keywords

    Corruption; Government size; Democracy; Panel data;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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