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Why Anticorruption Reforms Fail—Systemic Corruption as a Collective Action Problem
With an increased awareness of the detrimental effects of corruption on development, strategies to fight it are now a top priority in policy circles. Yet, in countries ridden with systemicExpand
The failure of Anti-Corruption Policies A Theoretical Mischaracterization of the Problem
With an increased awareness of the detrimental effects of corruption on development, strategies to fight it are now a top priority in policy circles around the world. Since Africa is home to most ofExpand
Responsive and Responsible Leaders: A Matter of Political Will?
Policy makers and policy-oriented scholars concerned with development and reform commonly appeal to “political will” as a cornerstone of development. We question the circular and voluntaristic viewExpand
The net barter terms of trade: A smooth transition approach
This paper analyses the net barter terms of trade measured by the primary commodity price index relative to the indexes of unit values of export of manufactures from industrial countries. TheExpand
The Effects of Mandatory Activation on Welfare Entry and Exit Rates
Abstract Previous literature shows that activation requirements for welfare recipients reduce welfare participation. However, the effect of mandatory activation on welfare entry and exit rates hasExpand
Government Structures and Behavior Change in the Politics of HIV/AIDS
During the past decades, the worldwide spread of the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) has created one of the deadliest epidemics in human history. Despite widely available bio-medical knowledgeExpand
Development or Decay? How Threats During Formative Moments of State Development Affect Institutional Quality Today
Despite the importance of high-quality institutions for successful development outcomes, there is great variation in levels of institutional quality across countries. In other words, while theExpand
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