Accountability and Corruption : Political Institutions Matter

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Lederman, Daniel
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Loayza, Norman
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Reis Soares, Rodrigo
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2014-08-19T16:42:45Z
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2014-08-19T16:42:45Z
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2001-11
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2021-04-23T14:03:43Z
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Using a cross-country panel, Lederman, Loayza, and Soares examine the determinants of corruption, paying particular attention to political institutions that increase political accountability. Previous empirical studies have not analyzed the role of political institutions, even though both the political science and the theoretical economics literature have indicated their importance in determining corruption. The main theoretical hypothesis guiding the authors' empirical investigation is that political institutions affect corruption through two channels: political accountability and the structure of the provision of public goods. The results suggest that political institutions are extremely important in determining the prevalence of corruption: democracy, parliamentary systems, political stability, and freedom of the press are all associated with lower corruption. In addition, the authors show that common findings of the earlier empirical literature on the determinants of corruption related to openness and legal tradition to not hold once political variables are taken into account.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/11/1631800/accountability-corruption-political-institutions-matter
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19420
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 2708
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ABUSES
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ABUSES OF POWER
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS
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ANTICORRUPTION
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AUTHORITY
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BAD POLICIES
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BRIBERY
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BURGLARY
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS
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CENTRALIZATION
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CITIZENS
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COLLECTIVE ACTION
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COLONIZATION
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CONSPIRACIES
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CONSTITUENCIES
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CORRUPT INDIVIDUALS
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CORRUPTION
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CORRUPTION CONTROL
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CORRUPTION LEVELS
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CORRUPTION VARIABLE
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COUNTRY AVERAGE
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COUNTRY AVERAGES
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CRIME
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CRIME RATES
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CRIME VICTIMIZATION
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CRIMES
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DECENTRALIZATION
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DEMOCRACY
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DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES
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DEMOCRATIC REGIME
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DEMOCRATIC STABILITY
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
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ELECTORAL COMPETITION
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EXECUTIVE POWER
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EXTORTION
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FIGHTING CORRUPTION
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT
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GOOD GOVERNANCE
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
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GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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GOVERNMENT REVENUE
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GOVERNMENT REVENUES
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GROWTH RATE
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IMPROVING GOVERNANCE
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INCOME LEVEL
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JUDICIARY
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LEGISLATION
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LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS
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LEGISLATURE
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LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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MEDIA
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MURDER
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PER CAPITA INCOME
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POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY
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POLITICAL COMPETITION
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POLITICAL DETERMINANTS
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POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
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POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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POLITICAL PARTIES
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POLITICAL STABILITY
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POLITICAL SYSTEM
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POLITICIANS
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PUBLIC OFFICIALS
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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PUBLIC SERVICE
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PUNISHMENT
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SEPARATION OF POWERS
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STATE AUTONOMY
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STATE GOVERNMENT
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SUBJECTIVE INDICATORS
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TRANSPARENCY POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY
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CORRUPTION IN POLITICS
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POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
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CROSS COUNTRY ANALYSIS
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DEMOCRACY
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PARLIAMENTS
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POLITICAL STABILITY
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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
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TRANSPARENCY
dc.title
Accountability and Corruption : Political Institutions Matter
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2001-11-30
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/11/1631800/accountability-corruption-political-institutions-matter
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Poverty
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Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-2708
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000094946_01120404004589
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1631800
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WPS2708
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2001/12/17/000094946_01120404004589/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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Other Public Sector Management
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Corruption and Anticorruption Law
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Public Sector Development :: Decentralization
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Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacoeconomics
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Poverty Monitoring and Analysis
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Governance :: National Governance
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Poverty Reduction
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Office of the Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region
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1

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