Economics at your fingertips  

The Impact of Corruption on Healthcare Services: Empirical Evidence from the MENA Region

Salah Alnahdi
Additional contact information
Salah Alnahdi: Department of Healthcare Services and Hospital Administration, College of Business, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 2020, vol. 10, issue 5, 8-15

Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyse the perceived effect of corruption on health for a sample of 15 MENA countries over the period 1996-2018. This study used an econometric approach and a system of simultaneous equations models (SEMs) to explore relationships among latent variables and to examine the direct and indirect effects of corruption on health. Results showed that corruption affect negatively health care services and hinders economic growth for the MENA region. Furthermore, we found a bi-directional causal relationships between economic growth and health, and as well as between corruption and economic growth. However, the results support the occurrence of unidirectional causality between corruption and health. These empirical insights are of particular interest to policymakers as they help identify areas that are sensitive to corruption in health sector and the palliative strategies to be put in place.

Keywords: Corruption; Economic Growth; Health; Simultaneous Equations Models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O11 O47 I1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues is currently edited by Ilhan Ozturk

More articles in International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues from Econjournals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ilhan Ozturk ().

Page updated 2020-10-03
Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2020-05-2