Corpus ID: 18964758

Does Competition for Capital Discipline Governments ? Decentralization , Globalization and Corruption Hongbin Caia

@inproceedings{Treismanb2002DoesCF,
  title={Does Competition for Capital Discipline Governments ? Decentralization , Globalization and Corruption Hongbin Caia},
  author={Daniel Treismanb},
  year={2002}
}
  • Daniel Treismanb
  • Published 2002
Many political economists believe that competition among countries—or regions within them—to attract mobile capital should discipline their governments, rendering them less corrupt and more friendly toward business. This argument surfaces repeatedly in debates over both political decentralization and globalization. We argue that it is based on an assumption— countries or regions start out identical—that is quite unrealistic. We reexamine the standard model that predicts a disciplining effect of… Expand
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