Simplice A, Asongu (2012): Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth-effects tell us in Africa? Forthcoming in:
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Why are some nations more effective at battling corruption than others? Are there different determinants in the fight against corruption across developing nations? How do wealth effects play-out when existing corruption-control levels matter in the corruption battle? To investigate these concerns we examine the determinants of corruption-control throughout the conditional distribution of the fight against corruption. The following broad findings are established. (1) Population growth is a (an) tool (impediment) in (to) the fight against corruption in Low (Middle) income countries. (2) Democracy increases (decreases) corruption-control in Middle (Low) income countries. As a policy implication, blanket corruption-control strategies are unlikely to succeed equally across countries with different income-levels and political wills in the fight against corruption. Thus to be effective, corruption policies should be contingent on the prevailing levels of corruption-control and income-bracket.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth-effects tell us in Africa?|
|Keywords:||Corruption, Democracy, Government quality, Quantile regression, Africa|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H10 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
K - Law and Economics > K1 - Basic Areas of Law > K10 - General
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||25. Oct 2012 08:59|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 12:01|
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