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Lootcers, rent-scrapers, and dividend-collectors : Corruption and growth in Zaire, South Korea, and the Philippines

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  • Lootcers, rent-scrapers, and dividend-collectors
  • Wedeman, Andrew
  • Tennessee State University


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Corruption and growth in Zaire, South Korea, and the Philippines

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Wedeman, Andrew

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[Nashville]:Tennessee State University

Date 1997
Journal Title; Vol./Issue The Journal of Developing Areas:vol. 31 (no. 4)
Subject Country Philippines(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < General
Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding Harvard University

Abstract

Does corruption systematically reduce economic growth? Is so, are countries with high levels of corruption likely to be among those with relatively low rates of growth while countries with low levels of corruption are likely to among those with high rates of growth? According to a recent study by Paolo Mauro, the answer ought to be yes.' Using a data set that ranked 68 countries on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of corruption, bureaucratic red tape, and judicial honesty, Mauro demonstrated that, when controlling for a variety of economic and sociopolitical factors, the relationship between corruption and growth is negative, which implies that as a group highly corrupt countries should have significantly lower growth rates than more honest countries. Mauro's rigorous application of quantitative methods yields results that are in many ways convincing. Yet, his finding that the corruption-growth relationship is unilinear and negative is theoretically controversial. (The rest omitted)