Income Shocks and Corruption in Africa : Does a Virtuous Cycle Exist? Voors, Maarten J. Bulte, Erwin H. Damania, Richard 2012-03-30T07:30:48Z 2012-03-30T07:30:48Z 2011
dc.description.abstract Empirical evidence suggests that governance quality is a key driver of economic growth and that, in turn, higher incomes might have a positive causal effect on the quality of governance. Such complementarity could invite virtuous cycles of development. Using a measure of corruption as our proxy for the quality of governance, and rainfall as an instrument for income, we explore this issue and find evidence to the contrary. For a panel of African countries, positive income shocks on average tend to invite extra corruption. Closer inspection, however, reveals that this result can be attributed to the most corrupt countries. Conversely, countries with a sufficiently low level of corruption can escape the detrimental effect of income booms on corruption and may actually experience a virtuous cycle of development. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of African Economies
dc.identifier.issn 09638024
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior D720
dc.subject Bureaucracy
dc.subject Administrative Processes in Public Organizations
dc.subject Corruption D730
dc.subject Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law K420
dc.subject Formal and Informal Sectors
dc.subject Shadow Economy
dc.subject Institutional Arrangements O170
dc.subject Institutions and Growth O430
dc.subject Measurement of Economic Growth
dc.subject Aggregate Productivity
dc.subject Cross-Country Output Convergence O470
dc.title Income Shocks and Corruption in Africa : Does a Virtuous Cycle Exist? en
dc.title.alternative Journal of African Economies en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 1683
okr.journal.nbpages 395-418
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.geographical Africa
okr.volume 20
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