Corruption in Developing Countries

@article{Olken2011CorruptionID,
  title={Corruption in Developing Countries},
  author={B. Olken and R. Pande},
  journal={Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
  • B. Olken, R. Pande
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making eJournal
Recent years have seen a remarkable expansion in economists' ability to measure corruption. This in turn has led to a new generation of well-identified, microeconomic studies. We review the evidence on corruption in developing countries in light of these recent advances, focusing on three questions: how much corruption is there, what are the efficiency consequences of corruption, and what determines the level of corruption? We find robust evidence that corruption responds to standard economic… Expand
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