Becker S, Egger PH & Seidel T (2009) Common political culture: Evidence on regional corruption contagion. European Journal of Political Economy, 25 (3), pp. 300-310. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01762680; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2008.12.002
Although there are indications of common regional corruption characteristics, empirical studies of corruption have assumed that influences on corruption are country-specific. In this paper we report evidence based on a cross-section of 123 economies confirming that, with few specific exceptions, corruption is a regional phenomenon. Institutional change that reduces corruption in one country affects, therefore, neighboring countries.
Corruption; Regional effects; Institutions; Spatial econometrics; Jel codes: D72, D73, K42; Political corruption Economic aspects; Corruption Economic aspects
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