Anticorruption and Growth: Evidence from China

  title={Anticorruption and Growth: Evidence from China},
  author={Guangjun Qu and Kevin Sylwester and Feng Wang},
  journal={Econometric Modeling: Macroeconomics eJournal},
Many studies have examined corruption’s effect upon economic growth. This study takes a different approach and investigates whether anticorruption campaigns might also lower economic growth, at least in the short run. We focus upon the anticorruption campaigns run by the Communist Party of China in recent years. To measure the intensity of the Party’s anticorruption efforts, we count the number of articles from official newspapers that discuss corruption or anticorruption policies. These… 

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