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Corruption and Confidence in Public Institutions : Evidence from a Global Survey

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dc.contributor.authorClausen, Bianca
dc.contributor.authorKraay, Aart
dc.contributor.authorNyiri, Zsolt
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-20T21:20:49Z
dc.date.available2013-05-20T21:20:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-31
dc.description.abstractWell-functioning institutions matter for economic development. In order to operate effectively, public institutions must also inspire confidence in those they serve. We use data from the Gallup World Poll, a unique and very large global household survey, to document a quantitatively large and statistically significant negative correlation between corruption and confidence in public institutions. This suggests an important indirect channel through which corruption can inhibit development: by eroding confidence in public institutions. This correlation is robust to the inclusion of a large set of controls for country and respondent-level characteristics. Moreover we show how it can plausibly be interpreted as reflecting at least in part a causal effect from corruption to confidence. Finally, we provide evidence that individuals with low confidence in institutions exhibit low levels of political participation, show increased tolerance for violent means to achieve political ends, and have a greater desire to “vote with their feet” through emigration.en
dc.identifier.citationWorld Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn1564-698X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/13471
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWorld Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorld Bank Economic Review
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subjectbanks
dc.subjectbribe
dc.subjectbribery
dc.subjectbribes
dc.subjectConfidence
dc.subjectcorrupt
dc.subjectcorrupt act
dc.subjectcorrupt acts
dc.subjectCorruption
dc.subjectcorruption in government
dc.subjectcorruption perceptions
dc.subjectCorruption Perceptions Index
dc.subjectjudicial system
dc.subjectjudiciary
dc.subjectpolice
dc.subjectpolitical corruption
dc.subjectpublic official
dc.subjectTransparency
dc.subjectviolence
dc.titleCorruption and Confidence in Public Institutions : Evidence from a Global Surveyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
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dc.typeArtículo de revistaes
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okr.date.disclosure2012-11-30
okr.doctypeJournal Article
okr.globalpracticePoverty
okr.globalpracticeGovernance
okr.journal.nbpages212-249
okr.language.supporteden
okr.peerreviewAcademic Peer Review
okr.region.geographicalAfrica
okr.region.geographicalAsia
okr.region.geographicalEastern Europe
okr.region.geographicalLatin America
okr.topicGovernance::Governance Diagnostic Capacity Building
okr.topicLaw and Development::Corruption & Anticorruption Law
okr.topicPoverty Reduction::Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
okr.topicPublic Sector Development
okr.volume25(2)
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