Political Polarization as a Constraint on Government: Evidence from Corruption

@inproceedings{Brown2011PoliticalPA,
  title={Political Polarization as a Constraint on Government: Evidence from Corruption},
  author={David S. Brown and Michael Touchton and Andrew B. Whitford},
  year={2011}
}
Efforts to explain corruption have increased dramatically over the last few years. The interest stems from the increasing weight economists assign to corruption when explaining economic growth and from the availability of data that measure it. Much of the effort centers on how political institutions influence perceptions of corruption. We move this debate in a new and fertile direction by addressing a previously ignored dimension: ideological polarization. Specifically, we contend that… CONTINUE READING