The transition of corruption: From poverty to honesty
Erich Gundlach () and
Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 103, issue 3, 146-148
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)
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