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dc.contributor.authorWelsch, Heinzen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:39:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:39:29Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18117-
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between per capita income and a number of pollution indicators has beenfound to display an inverted U-shaped or downward-sloping pattern. Corruption may affectthis relationship in two distinct ways: by raising pollution at given income levels (directeffect) and by reducing per capita income (indirect effect). The total effect is ambiguous apriori. Using cross section data for several indicators of pollution, the paper estimates thedirect and the indirect effect of corruption on pollution. The indirect effect via income ispositive or negative depending on the income level. If negative, the indirect effect isdominated by the positive direct effect. Overall, our measures of pollution are monotonicallyincreasing in corruption. Because this relationship is particularly strong at low income levels,developing countries can considerably improve both their economic and environmentalperformance by reducing corruption.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW-Diskussionspapiere |x357en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelK4en_US
dc.subject.jelQ2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordpollutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmental Kuznets curveen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltbelastungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleCorruption, Growth, and the Environment : A Cross-Country Analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn850964342en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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