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Corruption and development: a review of the issues. (1997)
by P Bardhan
Journal of Economic Literature
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Shadow economies: size, causes and consequences
by Friedrich Schneider, Dominik H. Enste - Journal of Economic Literature , 2000
"... SHADOW OR UNDERGROUND eco-nomic activity is a fact of life around the world, and there are strong indica-tions that it is increasing. Most societies attempt to control these activities ..."
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The economic theory of public enforcement of law
by A. Mitchell Polinsky, Steven Shavell , 1998
"... This article surveys the theory of the public enforcement of law — the use of public agents (inspectors, tax auditors, police, prosecutors) to detect and to sanction violators of legal rules. We first present the basic elements of the theory, focusing on the probability of imposition of sanctions, t ..."
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Eight Questions about Corruption
"... Some years ago I interviewed the chief executive officer of a successful Thai manufacturing firm as part of a pilot survey project. While trying to figure out a good way to quantify the firm’s experience with government regulations and corruption in the foreign trade sector, the CEO exclaimed: “I ho ..."
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Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a cross-section of firms
by Jakob Svensson, Roberta Gatti, Dani Kaufinann, Aart Kraay, Stefan Palmqvist, Tomten Persson, Ritva Reinikka, Susan Rose-ackerman, Andrei Shleifer, David Strmberg , 2000
"... This paper exploits an unique data set on corruption containing information on estimated bribe payments of Ugandan firms. To guide the empirical analysis a simple rent-extortion model is developed. The model yields predictions on both the incidence of bribery and the amount paid, and both predic ..."
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Does ’Grease Money’ Speed Up the Wheels of Commerce?" NBER Working Paper No
by Daniel Kaufmann, Shang-jin Wei - Foreign Direct Investment and the Operations of Multinational Firms: Concepts, History, and Data," NBER working Paper No. 8665 , 1999
"... Pablo Zoido-Lobaton and Greg Dorchak for efficient research and editorial assistance. We thank particularly Mark Shankerman and Jakob Svensson for very useful suggestions to improve the model. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors. T ..."
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Are Corruption and Taxation Really Harmful to Growth? Firm Level Evidence
by Raymond Fisman, Jakob Svensson - Policy Research Working Paper 2485. World Bank, Development Research Group , 2000
"... Exploiting a unique data set containing information on the estimated bribe payments of Ugandan firms, we study the relationship between bribery payments, taxes and firm growth over the period 1995-97. Using industry-location averages to circumvent the potential problem of endogeneity, and to deal ..."
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Poverty Traps
by Costas Azariadis, John Stachurski - Prepared for the Handbook of Economic Growth
"... In the problem of economic development, a phrase that crops up frequently is ‘the vicious circle of poverty.’ It is generally treated as something obvious, too obvious to be worth examining. I hope I may be forgiven if I begin by taking a look at this obvious concept. (R. Nurkse, 1953) ..."
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Bad Politicians
by Francesco Caselli, Massimo Morelli, Harold Cole, Rafael Di Tella, Sven Feldmann, Giunia Gatta, Joao Gomes, Catherine Hafer, Pat Kehoe, Laurent Ledoux, Rebecca Morton, Ken Shepsle, Michele Tertilt, Mariano Tommasi - Journal of Public Economics , 2000
"... We present a simple theory of the quality of elected officials. Quality has (at least) two dimensions: competence and honesty. Voters prefer competent and honest policymakers, so high-quality citizens have a greater chance of being elected to office. But low-quality citizens have a comparative advan ..."
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Local Corruption and Global Capital Flows
by Shang-jin Wei - Brookings Papers on Economic Activity , 2000
"... THE RESEARCH REPORTED in this paper was inspired by a plane ride I took from China to the United States in 1996. Browsing the newspapers and in-flight magazines, I came across one story about the high level of official corruption in China, and another that extolled the extraordinarily large flow of ..."
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Natural resource, education, and economic development
by Thorvaldur Gylfason, Thorvaldur Gylfason - European Economic Review , 2001
"... Economic growth since 1965 has varied inversely with the share of natural capital in national wealth across countries. Four main channels of transmission from abundant natural resources to stunted economic development are discussed: (a) the Dutch disease, (b) rent seeking, (c) overconfidence, and (d ..."
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