Corruption , Growth , and the Environment : A Cross-Country Analysis

  title={Corruption , Growth , and the Environment : A Cross-Country Analysis},
  author={H. Welsch},
The relationship between per capita income and a number of pollution indicators has been found to display an inverted U-shaped or downward-sloping pattern. Corruption may affect this relationship in two distinct ways: by raising pollution at given income levels (direct effect) and by reducing per capita income (indirect effect). The total effect is ambiguous a priori. Using cross section data for several indicators of pollution, the paper estimates the direct and the indirect effect of… CONTINUE READING

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