Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103111
Authors: 
Dimant, Eugen
Krieger, Tim
Redlin, Margarete
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5032
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the impact of migration on destination-country corruption levels. Capitalizing on a comprehensive dataset consisting of annual immigration stocks of OECD countries from 207 countries of origin for the period 1984-2008, we explore different channels through which corruption might migrate. We employ different estimation methods using Fixed Effects (FE) and Tobit regressions in order to validate our findings. Moreover, we also address the issue of endogeneity by using the Difference-Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) estimator. Independent of the econometric methodology, we consistently find that while general migration has an insignificant effect on the destination country's corruption level, immigration from corruption-ridden origin countries boosts corruption in the destination country. Our findings provide a more profound understanding of the socio-economic implications associated with migration flows.
Subjects: 
corruption
migration
impact of migration
JEL: 
D73
F22
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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