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The Nature of Corruption - An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Eugen Dimant ()
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Eugen Dimant: University of Paderborn

No 79, Working Papers CIE from Paderborn University, CIE Center for International Economics

Abstract: Corruption has fierce impacts on economic and societal development and is subject to a vast range of institutional, jurisdictional, societal and economic conditions. Research indicates that corruption's predominantly negative effects have arisen to a massive trans-border threat while creating high obstacles to sustainable and prospective development, ultimately impairing everybody's life. This paper provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of existing literature on corruption and its antecedents and effects. Consequently, we bridge the gap between existing theories of different fields of research including economics, psychology, and criminology in order to draw a conclusive picture of corruption on the micro-, meso- and macro-level.

Keywords: Bribery; Corruption; Development; Interdisciplinarity; Public Economics; Survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D73 F63 H1 O17 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
Date: 2014-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hpe, nep-law and nep-pke
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