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Corruption et Etats fragiles africains
[Corruption and Failed African States]

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  • Oasis, Kodila-Tedika
  • Remy, Bolito-Losembe

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Drawing from the literature on the determinants of corruption, this article examines the relationship between corruption and the nature of state of fragility. Robust empirical evidence shows a correlation between the level of corruption and state fragility. In a further assessment with the econometrics of instrumental variables we find evidence of causality neither flowing from state fragility to classical corruption nor to extreme corruption. S’enregistrant dans la littérature sur les déterminants de la corruption, cet article a pour objectif d’étudier la relation entre la corruption et la nature de l’Etat, à savoir ici : sa fragilité. De manière empirique et robuste, nous trouvons une corrélation entre le niveau de la corruption et la fragilité de l’Etat. Qui plus est, nos résultats suggèrent, après manipulation de l’économétrie des variables instrumentales, aucune causalité allant de la fragilité étatique au niveau de la corruption « classique » d’une part et une causalité allant de la fragilité étatique à l’extrême corruption d’autre part.

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  • Oasis, Kodila-Tedika & Remy, Bolito-Losembe, 2013. "Corruption et Etats fragiles africains
    [Corruption and Failed African States]
    ," MPRA Paper 44686, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44686
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    1. Asongu, Simplice & Kodila-Tedika, Oasis, 2015. "Is Poverty in the African DNA (Gene)?," MPRA Paper 67849, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Kodila-Tedika , Oasis, 2014. "Forget your gods: African evidence on the relation between state capacity and cognitive ability of leading politicians," European Economic Letters, European Economics Letters Group, vol. 3(1), pages 7-11.
    3. repec:bla:sajeco:v:85:y:2017:i:4:p:533-552 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Simplice A Asongu, 2015. "A Good Turn Deserves Another: Political Stability, Corruption and Corruption-Control," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(4), pages 2037-2048.
    5. Asongu, Simplice, 2014. "On the Effect of State fragility on Corruption," MPRA Paper 66602, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    corruption; institutions; failed State; frica;

    JEL classification:

    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • 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
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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