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Title:Is corruption really bad for inequality? Evidence from Latin America PDF Logo
Authors:Dobson, Carlyn
Rodríguez Andrés, Antonio
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Development Research Working Paper Series 2010/02
Abstract:This paper presents new evidence on the relationship between corruption and income inequality. Using a panel data methodology, we find that lower corruption is associated with higher income inequality in Latin America. This result is in contrast to other empirical studies but it makes sense in Latin America for a number of reasons. The finding of an inverse relationship between inequality and corruption suggests that institutional reform policies by themselves may be misguided.
Subjects:Inequality
Corruption
Latin America
JEL:D73
O15
O43
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Development Research Working Paper Series, Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD)

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