Causes and Effects of Corruption: What Has Past Decade's Empirical Research Taught Us? A Survey

@article{Dimant2018CausesAE,
  title={Causes and Effects of Corruption: What Has Past Decade's Empirical Research Taught Us? A Survey},
  author={Eugen Dimant and Guglielmo Tosato},
  journal={ERN: Institutions \& Corruption (Topic)},
  year={2018}
}
Corruption has fierce impacts on economic and societal development and is subject to a vast range of institutional, jurisdictional, societal, and economic conditions. It is this paper's aim to provide a reassessment and a comprehensive state†of†the†art survey of existing literature on corruption and its causes and effects. A particularly strong focus is put on presenting and discussing insights resulting from empirical research and contrasting recent with older findings. 
Corruption research: A need for an integrated approach
This article reviews the main corruption literature trends and theoretical foundations and points out the challenges of existing explanations of corruption. The emphasis on broad national-level
How to fight public corruption? Capturing evidence from a fixed effects model for Western European countries
Purpose Corruption is a wicked issue affecting public sector organizations across the world. Even though research in this field is blooming, little is known about the strategies that could be
Corruption, institutional quality and innovation: firms’ heterogeneous reactions in emerging countries
Corruption research in economics has a long history and seminal early articles. On the one side recent comparison of empirical results on causes and consequences of corruption show contrasting recent
A longitudinal meta-analysis of corruption in international business and trade: Bridging the isolated themes
ABSTRACT This article chronicles the academic debate on corruption in international business and trade. It identifies three themes: contributing factors, consequences, and combating corruption. We
Demystifying the concept of state or regulatory capture from a theoretical public economics perspective
State capture is one form of corruption that has received very little research interest over the years. This could be attributed to the fact that many societies particularly in the developing world
Corruption and Legislatures: Exploring Perceptions of Ukrainian Legislators
Corruption has remained one of the significant problems in post-authoritarian societies. While many of these countries have institutions in place to combat corruption, the corruption remains rampant.
Who suffers and how much from corruption? Evidence from firm-level data
In this article, we study firm-level determinants of corruption using a sample of 164,000 companies from 144 countries for the 2005–2020 period. We analyze two variables related to corruption: the
Corruption and politicians’ horizon
This paper presents cross-country evidence about the relationship between politicians’ horizon and their rent-seeking behavior. Using information from CIA’s World Factbook and from the National
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 154 REFERENCES
Causes of corruption: a survey of cross-country analyses and extended results
We survey and assess the empirical literature on the sources of corruption Thanks to the improved availability of data, we are able to produce an improved cross-country econometric model to test
Corruption Around the World: Causes, Consequences, Scope, and Cures
Corruption is attracting a lot of attention around the world. This paper surveys and discusses issues related to the causes, consequences, and scope of corruption, and possible corrective actions. It
The Impact of Socio-Political Integration and Press Freedom on Corruption
Abstract The analyses in this study demonstrate a more nuanced understanding of a previously understood phenomenon – that openness has a negative relationship with corruption. It is argued that this
The causes of corruption: a cross-national study
What Have We Learned About the Causes of Corruption from Ten Years of Cross-National Empirical Research?
▪ Abstract I review recent efforts by political scientists and economists to explain cross-national variation in corruption using subjective ratings, and examine the robustness of reported findings.
Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform
High levels of corruption limit investment and growth and lead to ineffective government. Developing countries and those making a transition from socialism are particularly at risk, but corruption is
Does the evidence on corruption depend on how it is measured? Results from a cross-country study on microdata sets
While much of the existing literature on corruption looks at the effect of corruption on macro variables such as growth rates and income distribution, this study provides a departure by focussing on
Empirical determinants of corruption: A sensitivity analysis
Many variables have been proposed by past studies as significant determinants of corruption. This paper asks if their estimated impact on corruption is robust to alteration of the information set. A
The Nature of Corruption: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
In response to the many facets of corruption, many scholars have produced interdisciplinary research from both the theoretical and empirical perspective. This paper provides a comprehensive
...
1
2
3
4
5
...