Corruption and political interest : empirical evidence at the micro level

Dong, Bin & Torgler, Benno (2009) Corruption and political interest : empirical evidence at the micro level. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 21(3), pp. 295-326.


The topic of corruption has recently attracted a great deal of attention, yet there is still a lack of micro level empirical evidence regarding the determinates of corruption. Furthermore, the present literature has not investigated the effects of political interest on corruption despite the interesting potential of this link. We address these deficiencies by analysing a cross-section of individuals, using the World Values Survey. We explore the determinants of corruption through two dependant variables (perceived corruption and the justifiability of corruption). The impact of political interest on corruption is explored through three different proxies presenting empirical evidence at both the cross-country level and the within-country level.The results of the multivariate analysis suggest that political interest has an impact on corruption controlling for a huge number of factors.

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ID Code: 32321
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Corruption, Political interest, Social norms
ISSN: 0260-1079
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Public Economics- Public Choice (140213)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 A.B. Academic Publishers (UK)
Deposited On: 23 May 2010 23:45
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 18:02

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