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Social Confusion and Corruption: Investigating the Causes and Effects of a Breakdown of Ethics

Taku Suzuki and Satoshi Mizobata

No 690, Discussion Paper Series from Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Abstract: While studies of transitions to market economies have long focused on the issue of corruption, the perspectives from which their analyses have been based have diverged. Accordingly, this paper employs a systematic review through testing 14 hypotheses from the perspectives of political and economic causes, as well as culture and values, based on 559 works from the literature on the subject. Its findings make it clear that the liberalization and privatization of ownership both expand and contract corruption; the effects of culture and values also should not be overlooked, while mostly rejecting the so-called “greasing-the-wheels” hypothesis.

Keywords: corruption; systems; economic growth; democracy; tradition; systematic review (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C00 O17 P24 P26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hme, nep-pol and nep-soc
Date: 2019-03
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