Causes of corruption : evidence from China
Dong, Bin & Torgler, Benno (2013) Causes of corruption : evidence from China. China Economic Review, 26, pp. 152-169.
This study explores the causes of corruption in China using provincial panel data. Using both fixed effects and instrumental variables approaches, we find that provinces with greater anti-corruption efforts, higher educational attainment, historic influence from Anglo-American church universities, greater openness, more access to media, higher relative wages of government employees and a greater representation of women in the legislature are markedly less corrupt; whereas social heterogeneity, regulation and resources abundance breed substantial corruption. We also find that fiscal decentralization depresses corruption significantly. Finally, we identify a positive relationship between corruption and economic development in China, which is driven primarily by the transition to a market economy.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Corruption, China, Government, Decentralization, Social heterogeneity|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Deposited On:||11 Apr 2013 22:38|
|Last Modified:||17 Jun 2015 03:41|
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