Corruption and growth

Author(s) : Mauro, P.

Imprint : 1995

Collation : p. 681-712

Series : The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 110, 03

This paper analyses a newly assembled data set consisting of subjective indices of corruption, the amount of red tape, the efficiency of the judicial system, and various categories of political stability for a cross section of countries. Corruption is found to lower investment, thereby lowering economic growth. The results are robust to controlling for endogeneity by using an index of ethno-linguistic fractionalization as an instrument.

  • Anti-corruption strategies, Judiciary, Corruption, Economic and social development, Educational management, Central administration, Governance