Growth and development under different corruption regimes

WANG, Yuan (2019). Growth and development under different corruption regimes. Manchester School.

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Abstract

© 2019 The University of Manchester and John Wiley & Sons Ltd This paper explicitly models four different corruption regimes according to the way in which corruption is practised. It distinguishes between organized and disorganized, collusive and non-collusive corruption. The implications of these are compared and contrasted to provide ranking regarding their impacts on growth. Corruption is always bad, but the extent of the detrimental effect on growth is sensitive to the corruption regime observed. The least (or most) damaging regime is the one in which corruption is both organized and collusive (or disorganized and non-collusive), as broadly characterizes the situation in China and its fast-growing neighbours (or some African countries). An effective anti-corruption policy should focus on fighting embezzlement and discretionary rent-seeking first, which will dramatically reduce the adverse effect of corruption on growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collusive; non-collusive corruption; corruption-growth nexus; corruption regimes; organized; disorganized corruption; 1499 Other Economics; Economics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/manc.12302
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 09:02
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 13:49
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25263

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