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

creativeworkseries.issn 1564-698X Clausen, Bianca Kraay, Aart Nyiri, Zsolt 2013-05-20T21:20:49Z 2013-05-20T21:20:49Z 2011-05-31
dc.description.abstract Well-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.citation World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn 1564-698X
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Economic Review
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject banks
dc.subject bribe
dc.subject bribery
dc.subject bribes
dc.subject Confidence
dc.subject corrupt
dc.subject corrupt act
dc.subject corrupt acts
dc.subject Corruption
dc.subject corruption in government
dc.subject corruption perceptions
dc.subject Corruption Perceptions Index
dc.subject judicial system
dc.subject judiciary
dc.subject police
dc.subject political corruption
dc.subject public official
dc.subject Transparency
dc.subject violence
dc.title Corruption and Confidence in Public Institutions : Evidence from a Global Survey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-11-30
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.journal.nbpages 212-249
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.geographical Africa
okr.region.geographical Asia
okr.region.geographical Eastern Europe
okr.region.geographical Latin America
okr.topic Governance :: Governance Diagnostic Capacity Building
okr.topic Law and Development :: Corruption & Anticorruption Law
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
okr.topic Public Sector Development
okr.volume 25(2)
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