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The transition of corruption: From poverty to honesty

Erich Gundlach () and Martin Paldam

Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 103, issue 3, 146-148

Abstract: Prehistoric measures of biogeography are used as instruments for modern income levels. We find that our instrumented incomes explain the cross-country pattern of corruption just as well as actual incomes, so the long-run causality appears to be entirely from income to corruption.

Keywords: Long-run; development; Corruption; Biogeography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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